Norwalk Hospital

24 Stevens Street
Norwalk, CT 06856

74 violations since July 22, 2013

Report date Violations in report Violation number Category of violation Affected patients Link
Sept. 14, 2021 14 1 Expired medications. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 2 Failure to conduct checks on cardiac equipment. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 3 Failure to clean surfaces in surgical suite. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 4 Failure to provide medical records in a timely manner. 2 Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 4 Potentially harmful conditions. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 6 Oversight of pharmacy issues. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 7 Radiology documentation. 3 Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 8 Failure to follow isolation precautions. 1 Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 9 Lack of proper signage. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 10 Failure to maintain radiation protection equipment. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 11 Failure to sanitize equipment. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 12 Medication storage. Undetermined Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 13 Timely removal of restraints. 3 Details
Sept. 14, 2021 14 14 No clock for scrub sinks. Undetermined Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 1 Staff failed to follow physican's orders. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 2 Staff failed to ensure an acceptable level of safety and quality in the Caesarean Section Operative Area. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 3 Staff failed to obtain a doctor's order on feeding a newborn. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 4 Staff failed to obtain a doctor's order on administering a drug to a patient in labor. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 5 Failed to follow procedures for pain assessments. 5 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 6 Staff failed to follow doctor's orders on administering medication. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 7 Failed to have a patient's complete care plan in place. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 8 Failed to follow policy in documenting the cleaning of the pharmacy. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 9 Staff failed to ensure medication assessments were done on patient. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 10 Failed to ensure that electric medical beds were safe to use in behavioral health unit. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 11 Failed to follow procedures and policy on patient surveillance. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 12 Failed to complete records for patients in the behavioral health unit. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 13 Failed to ensure that emergency oxygen tanks in the ER were in good repair. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 14 Failed to follow doctor's orders for using restraints on patient. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 15 Failed to follow doctor's orders for patient with sepsis, hypertension, acute kidney injury and other ailments. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 16 Failed to ensure patient's discharge papers were accurate. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 17 Failed to follow procedures for cleaning an accu-check machine. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 18 Failed to ensure facility policies were followed for an anesthesia cart. N/A. Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 19 Staff failed to ensure that safe practices were followed for medication and/or biological solutions. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 20 Failed to ensure floors were properly sanitized. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 21 Failed to ensure patient's assessment for skin integrity was done, as required. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 22 Nurse failed to follow procedures for medications administered to patient. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 23 Failed to follow procedure on communicating care plan to patient. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 24 Failed to ensure care plan was followed for a patient with skin integrity. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 25 Facility failed to ensure that a patient's care orders were followed. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 26 Failed to follow procedures for intravenous insertion. 1 Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 27 Failed to ensure that radiology and nuclear medicine were ready for inspection. N/A Details
Nov. 29, 2017 29 28 Failed to ensure that the radiology and nuclear medicine departments were in regulatory compliance. N/A Details
Nov. 19, 2017 29 29 Failed to give patient discharged from an out-patient psychiatric ward a complete discharge planning report. 1 Details
Aug. 15, 2017 2 1 Failed to follow hospital policy to provide a safe care setting for a patient with suicide ideation. 1 Details
Aug. 15, 2016 2 2 Failed to follow hospital policy on treatment and observation of patients with suicide ideation. 10 Details
July 22, 2015 17 1 Failed to implement highest level of well-being for mother and infant; failed to communicate comprehensive status of patients at shift change; failed to follow chain of command 2 Details
July 22, 2015 17 2 Failed to conduct ongoing assessments and communicate with responsibility party about discharge plan 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 3 Failed to wear appropriate covers during operation 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 4 Failed to ensure that operating room equipment was sanitary and that the room was properly cleaned Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 5 Patient restrained in emergency department without using the least restrictive device 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 6 Failed to ensure that items in pediatric playroom were sanitized after each patient use Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 7 Failed to ensure correct operation was initially performed 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 8 Failed to conduct and document particle testing on surfaces and in the air Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 9 Failed to notify responsible party about change in patient's plan of care 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 10 Failed to show that policy was followed with patient who had a Do Not Resuscitate order 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 11 Records failed to reflect that patient was assessed after being given narcotics and/or after a change in condition 1 Details
July 22, 2015 17 12 Radiology department failed to comply with state regulation Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 13 Flooring violated regulations Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 14 Door did not completely close Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 15 Storage room in dietary department lacked proper construction Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 16 Corridor doors to patients' rooms in Behavioral Health unit did not meet fire codes Unknown Details
July 22, 2015 17 17 Temporary walls during renovation not constructed so as to promote sanitary conditions Unknown Details
April 15, 2014 1 1 Failure to use safe patient transfer procedure. Failure to complete a post-fall assessment. 1 Details
July 22, 2013 11 1 Failed to follow policy on cleaning of machinery. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 2 Facility failed to ensure that infection control practices were followed by staff. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 3 Staff failed to ensure that proper respiratory equipment was used on patient. 1 Details
July 22, 2013 11 4 Hospital failed to follow practices on cleanliness and infection control standards. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 5 Hospital failed to ensure that pertinent medical information was in the patient's plan of care. 2 Details
July 22, 2013 11 6 Failed to follow procedure on postpartum assessments. 1 Details
July 22, 2013 11 7 Facility failed to properly assess and or implement procedures to promote high-level of well-being; or proper chain of command. 2 Details
July 22, 2013 11 8 Failed to follow infection control practices in Radiology Department. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 9 Control procedures were not followed for batch of microbiology media. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 10 Fire sprinklers not properly installed. N/A Details
July 22, 2013 11 11 Used medical tape affixed to water supply hoses of dialysis machines. N/A Details

Hospital details

Hospital typeAcute Care Hospitals
Hospital ownershipVoluntary non-profit - Private
Provides emergency services?Yes

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