AdventHealth Settles DOJ’s Case Regarding Deaf Patient Care

By Hannah Albarazi (Jan 4, 2022, 4:12 p.m. EST) – AdventHealth settled a complaint about Americans with disabilities on Tuesday after a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found that the health care system discriminated against a deaf woman who gave birth in the city. ‘one of her Georgia hospitals by failing to provide her with a sign language interpreter, causing her “unnecessary stress, fear and confusion.”

Advent, which describes itself on its website as “one of the largest faith-based health systems in the country” and the operator of nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states, has agreed to pay $ 50,000 to end the complaint of the deaf patient to the DOJ, claiming discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of the title …

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