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Sacred Heart Hospital Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Patient Dumping Statute by Failing to Provide a Medical Screening Examination

Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH), IL, agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve its liability for Civil Monetary Penalties under the patient dumping statute. The OIG alleged that SHH failed to provide a medical screening examination for a 63-year old woman who presented to the emergency department and was not breathing. SHH provided no screening and called the Chicago Fire Department who transferred her to another hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Action Details

  • Date:February 22, 2013
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions