CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 2015
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(Florida: Elizabeth Cohen) The secret deaths at St. Mary's Medical Center among pediatric heart patients examined; details given about the heart surgery on Layla McCarthy that left her paralyzed & the child death rate for open heart surgery by Dr. Michael Black. [Layla's parents Matt McCARTHY@- comment on their daughter's surgery.] [Patients' PARENTS - comment on the deaths of their children.] [St. Mary's CEO Davide CARBONE@- avoids reporter.] A report from Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs finding that St. Mary's was doing too few operations to produce high quality surgery noted. Statements from Florida health officials quoted. The income from baby heart surgery cited.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Elizabeth Cohen) The hospital's response to the CNN report & what the hospital has said about mortality rates & the issue of hospital transparency discussed.
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