Hospital Reviews 48 Nurses, Pharmacists, Over Dosages, Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says it has put more employees on leave and changed key leaders at the hospital where nearly all those deaths occurred.

Mount Carmel Health System said Wednesday that 48 nurses and pharmacists under review have been reported to regulatory boards. Thirty are on leave, and 18 no longer work there. It also says Mount Carmel West in Columbus has new interim clinical leadership and new leaders in its intensive care unit.

Mount Carmel fired the doctor, William Husel, in December. It also publicly apologized.

Husel and Mount Carmel face at least two dozen lawsuits.

In responses to some of those, Husel’s lawyer denies that he negligently or intentionally caused patients’ deaths.