Crouse says it's working to lower high rate of infections, complications which cost it $1 million

December 19, 2014 7:00 PM

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Syracuse., N.Y. -- Crouse Hospital officials say they are working aggressively to lower the hospital's high rate of patient infections and complications which have resulted in the hospital being penalized $1 million.

Crouse is one of 721 U.S. hospitals getting their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent by the federal government as part of a crackdown on medical errors. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and the disabled. Crouse officials said today the 1 percent cut repres...

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