Investigation: Lives Lost Amid ER Violations

Mary Strickland, wife of Randy Strickland, Jacksonville, AR.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Statement of Deficiencies, North Metro Medical Center, May 24, 2017.

City of Jacksonville, recording of 911 call, April 26, 2017.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Freedom of Information Act request, March 20, 2018.

American Hospital Association, Hospital Statistics, 2018.

Howard K. Mell, MD, spokesman, American College of Emergency Physicians, Chicago.

CMS.gov: “Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act,” accessed Nov. 13, 2018.

New England Journal of Medicine: “Transfers to a Public Hospital.”

Boykin Robinson, MD, emergency doctor, Core Clinical Partners, Atlanta.

Ryan Kerr, attorney, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta.

Brian Kuhn, Theresa Kuhn’s ex-husband, Conyers, GA.

Sarah Homer, Theresa Kuhn’s sister, Tampa, FL.

Gena Springfield, former nurse, Hill Hospital, York, AL.

Loretta Wilson, administrator, Hill Hospital, York, AL.

Jimmy Lewis, chief executive officer, Hometown Health, Atlanta.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Statement of Deficiency, Piedmont Newton Hospital, Covington, GA, Jan. 13, 2016.

Willie Seals, Quarmaine Seals’ mother, York, AL.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Statement of Deficiency, Hill Hospital of Sumter County, York, AL, Jan. 18, 2018.

Michael Carius, MD, spokesman, American College of Emergency Physicians.

Cheryl Fish-Parcham, director of access initiatives, Families USA.

Jay Bhatt, chief medical officer, American Hospital Association.

Richard Wild, MD, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regional chief medical officer, Region 4, Atlanta.

April Washington, spokeswoman, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region 4, Atlanta.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare, Accessed Nov. 12, 2018.

Tracy Phillips, DO, hospitalist physician, Redfield, AR.

Article source: https://www.webmd.com/special-reports/er-violations/20181129/hospital-overview?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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