Hospital in Bennington focus of state investigation

Posted at: 10/15/2013 10:04 PM
Updated at: 10/16/2013 9:26 AM
By: News Staff

A Bennington hospital is the focus of a state investigation following the recent death of a patient.

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center says two emergency room nurses are accused of failing to immediately care for a patient who died unexpectedly.

The patient arrived at the emergency room complaining of back pain. After an initial assessment by nurses, the patient was found dead. A staffer then notified the two nurses, but neither responded.

A cause of death is not known.

The hospital says it expects to be cited by the state.