Shocker: Hospice owner allegedly told nurses to do this to maximize profits

Shocker: Hospice owner allegedly told nurses to do this to maximize profits
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A story out of Dallas is enough to send shivers up your spine, especially if you have a parent or grandparent in an elder care facility.

According to NBC affiliate KXAS, Brad Harris, the 34-year-old owner of Novus Health Care Services routinely instructed nurses to give hospice patients overdoses of drugs such as morphine to speed up their deaths and maximize profits. The FBI is currently investigating Harris and his company and have obtained a search warrant. So far no charges have been filed.

According to affidavits, Harris, who has no medical training, instructed one nurse to increase a patient’s medication to four-times the maximum allowed. Investigators are in possession of a text in which Harris allegedly told an employee, “You need to make this patient go bye-bye.”

Harris also told other health-care executives over a lunch meeting that he wanted to “find patients who would die within 24 hours,” and made comments like, “if this f—– would just die,” an FBI agent wrote in the warrant.

Ironically, the company’s slogan, which appears prominently on its website, is “Treating patients the way they want to be treated.”

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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