Parkland Memorial Hospital's string of safety-related failures is growing longer—and potentially costlier for taxpayers. Parkland did not pay a $750,000 fine when it was due in September. As a result, state officials say, the public hospital may owe more money. "There is simply no excuse for what happened," said a statement issued on behalf of Debbie Branson, chair of Parkland?s governing board. "Appropriate changes will result."