Review suggests improvements for Parkland hospital 

Safety monitors assigned to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas have recommended improvements ranging from outpatient clinics to food services.

The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/xUG3s7 ) cited details from a report released by federally required monitors. The public hospital has until mid-2013, in an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to upgrade or risking losing government funding.

Interim CEO Dr. Thomas Royer on Tuesday informed Parkland's board of the results. Royer says significant progress has already been made, but there's still work to do and staff has been notified.

Specific failures were not cited in the report that mentions more than a dozen Parkland departments. The list also includes psychiatric services, inpatient critical care, women and infant services, radiology, the laboratory, respiratory care, plus organ and tissue procurement.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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