United Medical Center board wants to extend contract for fired consultants

The district board that oversees Washington, D.C.-based United Medical Center wants a 60-day extension for Veritas, the consultancy it fired Nov. 7 due to potential mismanagement and patient safety concerns, The Washington Post reports.

Veritas was hired to operate the hospital, and its contract was canceled when reports of alleged patient neglect surfaced, among other concerns about the firm's ability to manage UMC.

However, at a board meeting Monday, remarks prepared for UMC Board Chairwoman LaRuby May indicated the board wants to reinstate Veritas for up to 60 days while they evaluate alternative firms to take over the hospital in 2018, according to The Washington Post. The statement also indicates that the hospital has enough funding set aside to pay the new operator next year, but it may need a bailout for additional operating costs.

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