serve as special assistant to the director.
Broughton serves the state's 37 westernmost counties. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decertified Broughton in August. Officials from The Joint Commission that accredits health-care organizations conducted a survey last week.
The panel said it would recommend to its headquarters that it issue a preliminary denial of accreditation, which would give Broughton 45 days to come into compliance or risk losing payments from private insurance companies.
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