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Reimbursements at risk at Franklin Regional -- again

Posted June 4, 2008

— Inspectors found fault with Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg for a second time in six months, threatening a major source of income for the hospital.

If the problems are not corrected, the center could be stripped of reimbursments from Medicare and Medicaid. Those payments make up half of the hospital's annual revenue.

Inspectors found problems with nursing, pharmaceutical and respiratory care services and the center's governing body, but declined to share specifics.

An inspection in March faulted governance, medical staff, nursing services and laboratory services at the hospital.

The hospital has until June 22 to correct the problems.


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  • jtncarolina Jun 6, 2008

    Which is exactly why they need to move. No one wants to go there now. Hopefully, if they move to Youngsville and the modern offerings of the Triangle, they can attract better nurses, doctors, staff...everyone. Not to mention getting better equipment and a better overall facility. Why people continue to complain about them moving, when most in Franklin County don't even go there is amazing to me.

  • meganarnold Jun 6, 2008

    Why does Franklin Regional keep getting all these chances? If you're from Franklin County ,as I am, you know it's a running joke that if you end up at that hospital you won't leave alive. They need to get up to date and on top of things or shut them down. Why would you go to a hospital that is repeatedly getting cited for things they are not upholding?