Healing Heroes Network has a mission that tugs at the heartstrings: providing financial assistance to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan so they can get critical medical care. But the nonprofit based in Palm Harbor, Fla., also raises a few red flags for donors.
Prime Healthcare Services might be receiving five-star health care ratings because it exaggerates how ill its patients really are, said the lawmakers who head the Legislature’s health policy committees.
In 2010, a California developmental center nursing assistant was accused of stomping a patient unconscious. After delays and shoddy investigations, no one has been charged and the facility has not been penalized.
Whenever we get our hands on a good dataset, we try to identify and encourage opportunities for other journalists and media partners to use the information as well. CIR’s veterans coverage has been particularly fruitful for collaboration and localization.