Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas will pay $1 million to Texas' state health services department to resolve potential litigation and enforcement actions pertaining to patient safety and quality issues that occurred before June 1.
In addition to the $1 million assessment (PDF), the 690-bed hospital agreed to a number of conditions for two years.
These include providing the health services department with progress reports showing the hospital's efforts to return to compliance with the Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation and giving the department information on the system's quality-assurance and performance-improvement program.
Parkland also is required to inform the health services department of reportable adverse events within two business days of becoming aware of the events and then provide an action plan within 45 days to reduce the risk of similar events.
The hospital did not admit wrongdoing or unlawful conduct, according to the settlement.