Monday, March 16, 2009

Plan To Reopen King Hospital In South Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times reports in two recent articles that after negotiations among county officials, the University of California and representatives of the governor, there is a tentative agreement for Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital near Watts to reopen in 2012. Under the plan, the hospital would be limited to being essentially a large clinic and it would operated by a new nonprofit entity governed by a board equally controlled by UC and the county. These negotiations and plans came two years after King's inpatient units and emergency room were closed after decades of patient problems. The agreement was reached in the hope that it would substantially improve access to care in one of the most underserved areas of the nation.

For Los Angeles Times articles on this issue, see:,0,7991787.story,0,7096392.story

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