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Neil Bedi - Investigative Reporter

Investigative Reporter

I am a reporter and developer working under the investigations team. I report stories, analyze data, develop news applications, design digital presentations, and occasionally take photographs. I focus on watchdog reporting. I've reported on a power plant accident that burned five to death, the starkly different circumstances in which black and white Floridians are shot by police, the decades-old flooding problems in Jacksonville and more. Feel free to reach out if you have a story I should look into.

  1. Dr. James Quintessenza, left, will return as the head of the Johns Hopkins All Children's heart surgery program department.
    The heart surgery program’s mortality rate spiked after the surgeon left, a 2018 Times investigation revealed.
  2. North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel
    The calls for action follow a Tampa Bay Times report on problems inside North Tampa Behavioral Health
  3. Michael Jenkins spent seven days at North Tampa Behavioral Health last July. Since then, he says his three children have been afraid he’ll leave and not come home.
    The patients have no choice, and the hospital is making millions.
  4. State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000.
    The planned $800,000 penalty is the latest fallout from problems in the hospital’s heart surgery department.
  5. Rosana Escamilla gives her daughter Alexcia tiny pieces of food to taste in their home in August 2018. Alexcia was left paralyzed after a heart surgery at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The details of her case match the public filing of a $12.75 million settlement the hospital recently signed with a family.
    The hospital has been negotiating with 11 families; some were struggling to afford the immense cost of care.
  6. Johns Hopkins All Children‘s Hospital. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
    It is the first settlement to become public. Others are expected.
  7. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
    The investigation was commissioned by the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which runs the hospital, following a Times investigation into fatal problems in All Children’s heart surgery unit.
  8. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
    Outside physicians will now be allowed to inspect Florida heart surgery programs. The change follows problems at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
  9. Screenshot of the New York Times investigation
    Problems at Johns Hopkins All Children’s have brought the risks of children’s heart surgery — and the vastly different care some institutions provide — to the forefront in Tampa Bay.
  10. The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland  [NEIL BEDI | Times]
    The decline was $31.7 million — 70 percent of the system’s total — compared to the first quarter last year.