Multiple CA HCA facilities, including Good Samaritan, once again in the news. Company admits to “losing and mishandling” patient bodies.
HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) is the largest for-profit hospital corporation in America, and it has become a flashpoint for controversy regarding their systemic failings during the pandemic, their predatory local practices, concerns around their patient care standards, and ongoing demands from essential frontline workers for a living wage and better working conditions.
Problems Mounting for HCA in California - Already at risk of losing its Medicare contract due to “serious, systemic, and recurring problems” and deficiencies, HCA’s Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose is back in the news this week, accused of “losing and mishandling” patient bodies. In the same news story, sources at another California HCA facility, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, say they saw “bodies melting” due to improper handling as a result of “penny-pinching” by the for-profit hospital. These stories broke as more California frontline nurses and healthcare workers shared very grave concerns about current unsafe staffing levels.
With reports of compromised patient care mounting, it’s time for HCA to stop its “penny pinching” and invest in safe staffing levels and adequate resources to ensure quality and safety for patients and workers. Click here to take action!