Other hospitals help Hopkins pay $190 million settlement
When Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed this week to a $190 million settlement with thousands of patients who were secretly photographed during gynecological exams, it put a number of prominent East Coast medical institutions on the hook. Hopkins joined with hospitals and schools affiliated with Yale, Cornell and Columbia universities and the University of Rochester years ago to create a pair of insurance companies to save money and pool risk, but they now face one of the largest claim settlements of its kind. Hopkins has said little about the settlement with patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, who worked in a Hopkins clinic in East Baltimore, and how it will be paid, aside from saying it would be covered by insurance and the hospital's quality of care wouldn't be affected.
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