Judge rules — no ombudsman for bankrupt hospital
Published: April 27,2014
NATCHEZ — A federal bankruptcy judge has declined to appoint a patient care ombudsman for Natchez Regional Medical Center.
The Natchez Democrat reports Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack said he would look at the issue again if someone brings a patient care issue to him.
The hospital’s bankruptcy attorney, Eileen Shaffer of Jackson, had argued to Olack that the hospital has enough internal and external safeguards in place to protect patient care, including maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations.
An ombudsman’s duties would have been to ensure patient care quality remained consistent throughout the bankruptcy process.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Judge rules — no ombudsman for bankrupt hospital”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- McDaniel cites Gunn's challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- Mississippi no longer has highest unemployment rate in nation
- Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar
- SouthGroup Insurance named to 'Best Practices' study