Regional Digest

• Stat Home Care (Addison, IL) received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (Washington) that cited the oxygen repacker for failing to review and approve production records; calibrate instruments, apparatus, gauges, and recording devices in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations; establish procedures covering the examination of home cryogenic units repaired by contractors; and label cryogenic vessels in use. The date of the investigator’s inspection was not available.

• Sunbelt Home Health Care is consolidating its Sarasota County offices into one site in Venice, FL. The change was effective last week, reported the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sunbelt is owned by the Adventist Health System.

In the Twin Cities, healthcare firms account for 10% of all job vacancies, more than any other industry, according to a soon-to-be-released survey of more than 2,000 metro-area businesses conducted by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. Although complete statistics are not yet available, the study showed that nursing aides and licensed practical nurses are among the occupations with the most job openings in the Twin Cities, reported the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.