Officials at Parkland Memorial in Texas Meet to Go Over Patient Safety Action Plan

The board of managers at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas met on Tuesday to go over a patient safety action plan designed to address patient care deficiencies, according to a Dallas Business Journal report.

Last year, Parkland Memorial came under federal scrutiny after the state Department of State Health Services discovered numerous patient safety violations. Those violations ranged from infection control practices to emergency department care.


The hospital submitted a corrective action plan, which was accepted by CMS. However, state regulators concluded Parkland Memorial's ED still posed an "immediate jeopardy" during a follow-up inspection. The failed re-survey would have revoked the hospital's Medicare status. However, hospital officials agreed to enter into a systems improvement agreement with CMS in which an outside CMS-approved consultant will help Parkland Memorial rectify its deficiencies. The agreement allows the hospital to continue participation in Medicare.

The chosen consultant, Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, drafted a report detailing the hospital's deficiencies, which was submitted to CMS last Friday. The hospital's board of manager has since convened to be briefed on quality measures that have been or will be implemented to fix the patient safety problems. Alvarez & Marsal will eventually draft an action plan and submit that report to CMS by Feb. 3.

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