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SRS starts to put Larned State Hospital plan in place

By Dave Ranney
KHI News Service

TOPEKA — State officials have put together a plan for correcting 14 of the 30 deficiencies cited during a recent accreditation survey of Larned State Hospital.
The plan includes tightening procedures for prescribing and dispensing medications, developing an electronic health record system, raising nurses’ salaries and hiring 23 full-time workers.
Larned State Hospital is one of the three state-run hospitals for the mentally ill.
Angela de Rocha, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, said the plan has been forwarded for review by The Joint Commission, a national organization that accredits ...

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