Good Samaritan Hospital Leadership Blasted in Medicare Agency Report

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Good Samaritan Hospital Leadership Blasted in Medicare Agency Report

In a scathing report leaked to NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit, federal health regulators blasted Good Samaritan Hospital management for failing to address “serious, systemic, and recurring issues” that put numerous patients in harm’s way.

Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) warn the hospital will no longer be paid for taking care of Medicare patients unless the hospital corrects a series of deficiencies outlined in the 65-page report.

Health inspectors took aim at the hospital’s management – including its chief executive officer, chief medical officer and chief nursing officer – but also detailed staffing and training issues that led to mistakes and direct injury to patients. The report states management’s failures placed “13 of sampled 37 patients at risk for adverse events.”

Read the full article at NBC Bay Area