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Governor: No Firings At Troubled Hospital

(Carson City, NV)  —  Governor Brian Sandoval says he has no plans to fire anyone at the troubled Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas.

Sandoval told reporters yesterday that staffers at the facility are “dedicated and hard-working.”  He says there won’t be any dismissals over the latest inspection by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The inspection was conducted in November as a result of a “patient dumping” scandal.

The hospital came under fire in March 2013 for discharging patients by placing them on a bus out of town, but without adequate plans for follow-up treatment. Some employees were fired and others disciplined as a result of that practice.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has threatened to cut off funding for Rawson-Neal unless various deficiencies are addressed. Sandoval says officials are addressing the problems.

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