Fletcher Allen’s problems deemed corrected

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Federal investigators say Vermont’s largest hospital has corrected problems found after a patient committed suicide in its psychiatric wing in January.

The Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection conducted a 2-day inspection last month at Burlington’s Fletcher Allen Health Care on behalf of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

A failed inspection could have jeopardized federal funding to the hospital. Fletcher Allen last fiscal year got $254 million – about 40% of its revenues from the federal government.

Last month’s inspection did find three deficiencies, which hospital spokesman Mike Noble says Fletcher Allen is working to correct.

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