Kaiser Settles Class-Action Suit Stemming From Allegations Of Patient Dumping
Under terms of the settlement, Kaiser has agreed to inform other patients who may have similar circumstances that they can re-enroll in their Kaiser health plans.
Kaiser: Health Giant ‘Quietly’ Settled 2014 Class-Action, Union Says
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan recently settled a 2014 class-action lawsuit stemming from two allegations that it dumped patients with severe mental illness. Plaintiffs Douglas Kerr and Barbara Knighton alleged that in separate incidents, Kaiser psychiatrists told them their sons needed to be transferred to locked residential facilities called IMDs (institutions for mental disease) for treatment, according to court documents. (McGough, 12/20)
In other news from across the state —
Ventura County Star:
Integrated Breast Center Receives $30,000 Grant
The Integrated Breast Center at St. John’s recently received a $30,000 grant from Sientra FULL CIRCLE. This recognition is awarded to eight programs in the nation, and funds will be used to expand current Integrated Breast Center outreach and help launch this program at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast. (12/20)