Lowell General Hospital in Colorado has struggled to stay open for a number of years, having closed for two years due to a lack of cash and a shortage of beds.
The hospital’s website describes it as a “low-risk, highly accessible” outpatient surgery center.
The Colorado State Medical Society (CSMS) is currently investigating a complaint that the hospital failed to maintain proper protocols and procedures, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
The complaint alleges that the surgical staff at the hospital was negligent and “totally unprepared” to care for the patient.
The CSMS will conduct an investigation into the hospital’s compliance with state regulations, and its findings could result in an administrative hearing.
A hospital spokesperson told The Next Spicy that the facility had “some limited staffing issues,” but that it is “working through those issues.”
According to The Next Hot Topic, the hospital is “currently hiring additional staff and is in the process of seeking funding for renovations.”
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