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Complaint against Golden Hill Care Center nurse

Complaint against Golden Hill Care Center nurse

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A head nurse at Golden Hill Care Center in Kingston failed to follow the wishes of an 80-year-old resident and the directive of the nursing home, failing to administer CPR when she stopped breathing and leading to the patient's death in January 2013, according to to the state Attorney General's Office.
A head nurse at Golden Hill Care Center in Kingston failed to follow the wishes of an 80-year-old resident and the directive of the nursing home, failing to administer CPR when she stopped breathing and leading to the patient's death in January 2013, according to to the state Attorney General's Office.

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