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New England Sinai Suspending New Admissions

State health officials have announced that New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton has voluntarily suspended admission of new patients after state officials cited the hospital for "serious concerns."

The State Department of Public Health said in a statement Friday that a recent inspection identified "a number of serious concerns regarding documentation procedures, skin and wound care, intravenous medications and overall patient safety at the hospital."

The department said hospital officials are working with state regulators to fix the problems.

All patients and their families have been notified by the hospital.

The hospital said in a statement that it has hired an education and training consultant and will resume admissions once a comprehensive action plan to resolve the problems is fully developed and underway. It was not immediately clear how long that will take.

This program aired on March 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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