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.

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.

Federal officials threaten All Children’s funding, citing problems

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a letter on Thursday saying problems at the John Hopkins All Children's Hospital had placed members of the public in
The hospital has just 10 days to outline a plan to meet federal rules. Inspectors visited the hospital in January following a Times investigation.

State and federal inspectors visit All Children’s after reports on heart surgery deaths

In 2017, the heart unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital performed worse than any other children's heart surgery program in Florida. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
Lawmakers have recently criticized regulators for not investigating reports of problems in All Children’s Heart Institute sooner.