A former federal prosecutor has been appointed to lead an investigation into the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital heart surgery unit, The Tampa Bay Times reported. The hospital, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been the focus of a scandal after a recent Tampa Bay Times investigation revealed the unit’s mortality rate had tripled in just a few years.
Women are a dominant force in the healthcare industry, making up 65 percent of workers. Yet, only 30 percent of leaders in the field are women, underscoring a significant under-representation of their influence, according to a report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
Three more executives resigned from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the continued fallout from an investigation from the Tampa Bay Times that revealed pediatric mortality rates for heart surgeries tripled over just a few years.
Four executives and staffers—including the president—at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, have stepped down from their roles following an investigation from The Tampa Bay Times that uncovered a rising mortality rate for heart surgeries.
Nine healthcare organizations, including consumers, businesses and insurance providers, have united to find a solution to the practice of surprise billing that can burden patients with sky-high medical debts.