Health Management Comments on Inaccuracies in '60 Minutes' Report
Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) today commented on
a report regarding the company on the television program 60 Minutes.
According to their report, 60 Minutes conducted more than a year
of research and found no issues with the quality of care at Health
Management hospitals, stating on the broadcast that "hardly anyone we
talked to complained about the quality of care at HMA hospitals."
It was also notable that 60 Minutes failed to identify a single
patient who had been inappropriately admitted from any of the company's
emergency rooms, including by the physicians interviewed.
Neither 60 Minutes nor the physicians interviewed identified any
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