Tampa General Hospital faces Medicare sanctions

St. Petersburg Times, August 22, 2008

In the wake of two recent suicides at Tampa General Hospital, federal regulators are threatening to stop Medicare funding to the hospital. The regulators cited serious safety problems at Tampa General's psychiatric unit, and an investigation found psychiatric patients to be in "immediate jeopardy." The hospital is changing procedures due to the findings, increasing how often patients are observed, and making physical changes to the unit, say Tampa General representatives.


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