Since 2011, nine babies have passed away following open heart surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Florida, leading to a federal investigation into the details of the increased mortality rate among Medicaid patients at the West Palm Beach hospital. Since the infantile heart surgery program began in 2011, the hospital’s infant mortality rate has risen to three times the national average. Concerned parents are supportive of the federal investigation, including mother Nneka Campbell, who lost her 10-month old daughter in 2012 after open heart surgery at St. Mary’s. “They need to close this place down,” she said, after the hospital bypassed an expert review panel’s suggestion last year that the hospital stop performing the surgeries.
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