Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients' Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns
August 24, 2020
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This article was produced in partnership with New Mexico In Depth, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A prominent women’s hospital here violated patients’ rights by singling out pregnant Native American women for COVID-19 testing and separating them from their newborns without adequate consent until test results became available, according to a federal investigation disclosed to New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica.