Health/Science
6:08 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Do-Or-Die Inspection Underway At Parkland

Government officials are at Parkland Hospital for a critical review that will determine if the Dallas County public hospital keeps federal funding, which accounts for nearly half of Parkland’s annual budget.

Two years ago, Parkland failed a series of key inspections. Officials said conditions in the emergency room and infection control were threats to patient safety, and there were problems in hundreds of other areas. 

Parkland was placed under federal oversight and ordered to make changes.  They included a shake-up of top management.  Cost of the corrections has topped $70 million.

The surveyors arrived unannounced at Parkland Monday for the wide-ranging inspection.

Parkland officials have expressed confidence the hospital will make the grade.