Mount Carmel renewed credentials of suspended physician amid patient deaths investigation

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System renewed the credentials of William, Husel, DO, shortly after removing him from care duties amid a patient deaths investigation, reports CBS affiliate WBNS 10 TV.

The investigation focused on the deaths of 34 intensive care patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses from Dr. Husel between 2015 and 2018.

The health system removed Dr. Husel from patient care in November 2018 after receiving several formal reports about his actions. However, Mount Carmel reappointed Dr. Husel to the hospital's active medical staff less than a week after his suspension. The health system fired him in December. 

Mount Carmel shared the following statement on the recredentialing with WBNS 10 TV:

"Mount Carmel removed Dr. William Husel from all patient care on November 21, 2018. … Although he was recredentialed during this time as part of our standard medical staff credentialing process, it is important to know that Mount Carmel did not allow Dr. Husel to care for patients after November 21, 2018."

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