Eight emergency room physicians resigned at Yakima (Wash.) Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, citing concerns about patient safety. The state health department said it would investigate the concerns detailed in a report prepared by the physicians. According to local news reports, Chief Executive Officer Tim Trottier said the physicians' actions were financially motivated. A hospital spokeswoman said the facility's owner, Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., hired replacement physicians through an ER management firm, but she declined to comment further. -- by Andis Robeznieks
ER docs resign at Wash. state hospital, citing safety
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