Harbor-UCLA Medical Center changes after series of failed inspections, patient death
A psychiatric patient who refused food and water for as long as 16 days died at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in July after the psychiatric unit staff failed to fully monitor his condition, order a medical review or begin forced feeding, according to federal records. His death was among a string of problems at Harbor-UCLA detailed in Medicare inspection reports since 2009. It was one of two serious lapses last summer that state inspectors documented during a Sept. 13 visit. Harbor-UCLA officials said last week that they have made an array of changes to improve patient care, and inspectors determined in January that problems found during earlier visits have been resolved.
- How Top-Ranked MA Plans Earn Their Stars
- WellPoint Dominates Nearly Half of Markets, AMA Says
- CMS Offers Some ACOs $114M for 'Upfront' Costs
- Ebola: Second TX Nurse Diagnosed After Improper Protective Gear Application
- How Hospitals Can Become 'Upstreamists'
- Providers Ask HHS to Address EHR Interoperability Barriers
- 16 Medicare Advantage Plans Earn 5-Star Ratings
- The Drug Price Reform Debate
- Ebola: A Call for Designated Hospitals
- CMS' new investment model will help ACOs with health IT