Hospital Replaces Leadership after Blood Transfusion Mistake

January 15, 2019

(ABC News) – A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced the decision to replace its president, Gay Nord, its chief nursing officer and a top physician on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported. The departures come after investigative reports by the newspaper and ProPublica last year revealed a high rate of patient deaths within the hospital’s renowned heart transplant program, as well as major complications after heart bypass surgery and repeated complaints about inadequate nursing.

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