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American Agenda (Medicine: Hospital Care) #142603

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 29, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Green Bay, WI: George Strait) Investigation of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and its system of inspecting and accrediting hospitals examined; scenes shown from inspection of Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay, WI. [Bellin hospital administrator Tom ARNDT, joint commission head Dr. Dennis O'LEARY, former commission staffer Michael PINE - explains the accreditation process.] Case of accredited psychiatric facility, Twin Lakes Hospital, near Dallas, that was found to be merely warehousing patients reviewed. [Patients' family member Doug SODERSTROM, former Twin Lakes employee Russell DURRETT - talk about what went on at Twin Lakes.] [Hospital OFFICIAL - says we knew when the commission was coming.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
Strait, George

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