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HUDSON HOSPITAL 405 STAGELINE ROAD HUDSON, WI 54016 Sept. 23, 2020
VIOLATION: POSTING OF SIGNS Tag No: C2402
Based on observation and interview the facility failed to ensure Emergency Medical treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) signs are placed in all lobbies and treatment areas in 1 of 2 areas observed (Birthing Center.)

Findings include:

During a tour of the Birthing Center department on 9/22/2020 accompanied by Quality A it was observed that there were no EMTALA signs posted either at the entrance to the department or in the department itself.

Interview with Quality A on 9/22/2020 at 1:25 PM when asked about signage stated, "we have always wondered if the signage at the registration area was enough." In interview with Quality A she confirmed that patients could present directly to the Birthing Center bypassing registration.