A scandal has broken through the health system. Apparently, a southern Kentucky hospital paid money to cardiologists who referred patients for bypass surgeries in which their chests should be open even though they didn’t need it. According to the lawsuit information, the Saint Joseph Health System of Louisville settle for paying to the federal government somewhere about 17 million dollars in order to settle the allegations presented which claim that London ky hospitalsreferred patients to Saint Joseph for unnecessary surgery.
There are three doctors from the London area accused of falsifying test results in order to refer patients for surgery even though they didn’t even need it. At least ten unnecessary bypass surgeries were performed and, two dozens of cardiac stems were reported.
Saint Joseph is a unit of the Catholic Health Initiatives. The organization did not admit the violation of any laws. This is the 13th Hospital Company within the last six years which has been reported to perform unneeded surgeries. The procedures tend to be those who are very lucrative for hospitals due to the fact that it involves introducing a catheter into the coronary arteries in order to open up cholesterol blocks.