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Reforms at Kings Hospital after death

February 5, 2009 4:16:38 PM PST
Reforms are being made at a New York City hospital where a woman died unnoticed on a waiting room floor in a scene recorded by security cameras. The improvements were outlined Thursday by Health and Hospitals Corporation President Alan D. Aviles. He was marking the opening of a new psychiatric facility at Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital Center.

Aviles says the reforms include staff increases and a new leadership team. A second phase will include patient mentors, and a consumer and family advisory group.

Authorities say 49-year-old Esmin Green had been sitting in a waiting room at the city-owned hospital for nearly 24 hours when she collapsed and slowly died on June 19. The medical examiner said she suffered from blood clots.


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