Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, said investigators with the Louisiana attorney general's office executed a search warrant Saturday at the campus of Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans, and collected medical records and other documents. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 34 patients died on the campus, including 10 in Memorial and 24 at a long-term acute-care hospital operated within Memorial by LifeCare Holdings, Tenet said. Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. said last month that his office would investigate what happened. Foti's office already has charged two owners of a nursing home with 34 counts of negligent homicide related to their failure to evacuate residents in a timely fashion. Tenet said representatives of the attorney general's office told the company investigators plan to search other hospitals and nursing homes affected by Katrina and the subsequent flooding. A spokeswoman for Foti's office could not immediately confirm details in Tenet's news release. -- by Vince Galloro
La. attorney general probes deaths at Tenet campus
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