Parkland Memorial Seeks AG Ruling on Whether to Make Patient Safety Report Public

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has asked for the state attorney general's office to deliver a ruling on whether to make a taxpayer-funded patient safety report public, according to a Dallas Business Journal report.

Under a systems improvement agreement with CMS, the hospital agreed to partner with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group to help fix the hospital's deficiencies, which included infection control issues. Earlier this month, the firm created a 300-page patient safety report, outlining specific shortfalls and action steps, which the hospital board refused to make public. It was later leaked to local media outlets.

 



Despite this, Parkland Memorial said it would outline its reasons for keeping the report private to the attorney general's office. Hospital leaders have long maintained making the patient safety report public could lead to lawsuits against the hospital.

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