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Two area hospitals make medical errors report

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Two lakes area hospitals made the list of 60 hospitals and two surgical centers in Minnesota that reported adverse health events last year.

The 305 adverse health events reported in 2010 included 10 deaths and 97 serious injuries, including falls, pressure ulcers and retained foreign objects during surgery.

This was a slight increase from 2009 when 301 events were reported, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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