Kent Hospital to invest $1.7M in patient verification systems after 4 medical errors

KENT HOSPITAL and Care New England have pledged $1.7 million in surgical verification and prevention of items left inside patients after four self-reported errors. The errors involved two procedures on the wrong body part of patients and catheter guidewires left in two patients. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL
WARWICK – Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, has agreed with the R.I. Department of Health to invest at least $1.7 million into patient…

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