5 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

The following hospital lawsuits were reported since Dec. 8, beginning with the most recent.

1. Ousted CEO sues Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health's ex-CEO Pauline Grant filed a lawsuit against North Broward Hospital District, which does business as Broward Health, over alleged open-meetings law violations.

2. Rideout Health to pay $2.4M to settle drug mismanagement claims
Marysville, Calif.-based Rideout Health agreed to pay the federal government $2.4 million to settle allegations it violated the federal Controlled Substances Act.

3.Feds launch investigation into Georgia hospital's former executives
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether the former administrators of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.-based Hutcheson Medical Center defrauded employees of their retirement and healthcare benefits.

4. South Miami Hospital settles whistle-blower suit for $12M
South Miami (Fla.) Hospital, a 100-bed nonprofit hospital, agreed to pay the federal government approximately $12 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to federal healthcare programs.

5. CHI Franciscan Health to give nurses $5M in back pay
Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, are slated to receive $5 million in back pay after reaching a settlement with the health system regarding a lawsuit filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

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