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.
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