UPMC cited for death on rooftop

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 27, 2009

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has cited University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Montefiore for deficiencies in its patient assessment and building safety systems when an 89-year-old dementia patient died on the hospital's rooftop in December. A health department spokeswoman said that no penalties accompanied the report of deficiencies, and officials are still reviewing whether to impose any licensing action or fine.


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