Kathleen McGrory, Deputy Investigations Editor

Kathleen McGrory

Deputy Investigations Editor

I’m the deputy investigations editor at the Tampa Bay Times. I write and edit stories that shed light on wrongdoing. My work has exposed a previously unreported spike in the number of child gun injuries, traced the origins of a fatal power-plant accident and uncovered mistakes at a prestigious children’s hospital. I started my career at the Miami Herald, where I covered crime, schools, Miami City Hall and state government. (Sometimes, the four overlapped.) Before that, I studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, who is also an editor at the paper, and our rescue beagle Susan.

Federal investigators found systemic failures at All Children’s

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The agency removed the hospital’s immediate jeopardy status and released a 49-page report detailing widespread problems.

After All Children’s deaths, proposal aims to catch heart surgery problems

Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, filed a proposal to increase oversight of pediatric heart surgery programs and institute site reviews by a state panel of doctors.
The bill would allow a panel of doctors to inspect programs’ internal results.

Family sues All Children’s after heart department death

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the former co-director of its Heart Institute are being sued for negligence during a fatal 2016 procedure. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
The patient “had no idea about the turmoil within the program,” according to the lawsuit.

All Children’s says 13 heart surgery patients were hurt by care

Johns Hopkins Health System president Kevin Sowers spoke to employees in multiple town halls at the hospital this week. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
Johns Hopkins “let this organization down,” the health system’s president told staff members.

All Children’s hires new interim president

John Hopkins All Children's Hospital has hired Tom Kmetz to be the new interim president starting Feb.18. Kmetz was president of Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. for 10 years until he retired last Feb. [All Children's press release]
He will start on Feb. 18, two months after top leadership resigned following a Times investigation.