Parkland Hospital Audits Raise Troubling Questions

Nothing says "I don't care" like unwashed hands and soiled bed sheets. The Parkland Memorial Hospital audit raises larger questions about the quality of care at our nation's safety net hospitals. If these astonishing deficiencies happened in Dallas, what's to say they aren't happening elsewhere? 

2 comments on "Parkland Hospital Audits Raise Troubling Questions"
Spangler (9/7/2011 at 12:16 AM)

Everything listed is preventable. Sure the media juices it up but it's really just the principle of it. There is one thing not listed: the letters sent to recent mothers to urgently get tested for aids if they delivered at parkland in the last few months. Tell me that's not scary?! Wildfires=not controlled clean hospital beds and proper disposal= controlled. Our human population= controlled by Parkland. there really is no excuse and there's a reason its getting blasted!
Kathy Wire (8/30/2011 at 10:15 AM)

I agree with your basic concepts in this article. However, I suspect that many hospitals would face a similar verdict if faced with the intensity and manpower dedicated to the survey of Parkland. I fear that your article will allow many of them to hold up their noses, presuming that they are "better." Instead, we should all look at the survey and the publicity surrounding it and say, "There but for the grace of...."


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