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Daily Difference: Vital Signs (New Medico Head Injury Treatment Facilities) #585101

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Bazell) Alleged unscrupulous practices at New Medico head injury treatment facilities featured; scenes shown of patient Danielle Stento; excerpt shown of New Medico promotional video. [Mother Diane STENTO - comments on inadequacy of New Medico care.] New Medico reported run by Charles Brennick; scenes shown of papers showing 1989 gross of New Medico Corp., Brennick's salary. [Former New Medico physician Dr. Kenneth HOELSCHER - talks about motivations of New Medico Corp.] [Patient's mother Midge DeMARTINO - talks about greed involved, her son's care.] [Former New Medico consultant Dr. David BARRIS - talks about New Medico's use of non-professionals to perform professional patient services.] Congress reported considering a bill calling for stricter regulation of the care of head injury victims.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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