Another quick follow-up on the story about Jacobi Hospital's failure to notify patients about abnormal pap smear results.
The NY Times reports that in an unusually fast response, the hospital's executive director and deputy director of nursing services have been fired. The hospital's chief operating officer (COO) and medical director have received disciplinary warnings.
Coincidentally, the NY Daily News noted that the hospital's executive director was previously employed at Staten Island University Hospital, which has just settled its second big case of Medicaid fraud.
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