Feds penalize Crouse, Upstate hospitals because of high rates of patient infections, complications

December 19, 2014 3:59 PM

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Syracuse, N.Y. -- The federal government is cutting payments to Crouse Hospital and Upstate University Hospital for having high rates of patient infections and other avoidable complications.

Crouse and Upstate are among 721 U.S. hospitals getting their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent as part of a government crackdown on medical errors.

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