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Updated: 04/21/2017 09:36:18PM

Venice Regional’s safety grade goes up

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Attorneys for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health are preparing for a trial that might not happen, to defend their clients' certificates of need (CON) for new hospitals. A bill that's in the state Senate would eliminate the need for a CON and let both projects move forward.

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Venice Regional Bayfront Health officials say they have no reason to believe parent company Community Health Systems may be trying to sell it in an effort to lighten its debt load.

By BOB MUDGE

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Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) finally saw its Hospital Safety Score improve this spring, but only to a “C” after getting a “D” last spring and fall.

In a press statement, the hospital attributed the improvement to “positive responses to questions about medication safety and the hospital’s culture of safety.”

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