For the third time, Rhode Island Hospital has been fined for issues surrounding surgery done at the hospital. This time, it was 300K for leaving a drill bit behind during Brain Surgery. Are you KIDDING me? Dont these people COUNT their equipment before they close someone up????? WTH??? Snip: "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island health officials on Tuesday ordered the state's largest hospital to pay a $300,000 fine, the largest they've ever imposed for a medical error, after operating room staff left a broken drill bit in a patient's skull during surgery in August. The fine was announced as Rhode Island Hospital revealed a new medical error from July, when a pair of forceps was left in a patient's belly during a procedure." http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/...pital-fined-for-leaving-drill-bit-in-patient/ It is worth noting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are forcing a review of the hospital to make sure their funds are being properly billed and utilized.