Neil Bedi, Investigative Reporter

Neil Bedi

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.

Top heart surgeon returns to All Childrenís, 3 years after being pushed out

Dr. James Quintessenza, left, will return as the head of the Johns Hopkins All Children's heart surgery program department. University of Kentucky Hospital  |  Times
The heart surgery programís mortality rate spiked after the surgeon left, a 2018 Times investigation revealed.

Lawmakers call for investigations into Wesley Chapel psychiatric hospital

North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times
The calls for action follow a Tampa Bay Times report on problems inside North Tampa Behavioral Health

Youíre trapped. This Florida hospital is cashing in.

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. JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times
The patients have no choice, and the hospital is making millions.

Johns Hopkins All Childrenís faces record state fines

State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000. Scott Keeler  |  Times
The planned $800,000 penalty is the latest fallout from problems in the hospitalís heart surgery department.

Johns Hopkins to pay nearly $40 million to two families hurt by All Childrenís heart surgeries

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. Eve Edelheit  |  Tampa Bay Times
The hospital has been negotiating with 11 families; some were struggling to afford the immense cost of care.