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2010-03-30 12:38:00

Grant will fund planning process to establish new non-profit LOS ANGELES, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jump starting the planning process for a new Martin Luther King (MLK) Hospital in South Los Angeles, L.A. Care Health Plan's Board of Governors awarded $500,000 to Los Angeles County. The grant will fund a planning process that will, among other things, establish a new independent, non-profit corporation to manage and operate the newly refurbished facility. The new hospital is...

2008-09-17 03:00:25

By Melissa Evans Frustrated and angry, county leaders told health department officials Tuesday they want a clearer plan and faster progress in ensuring that nurses are competent at all public hospitals and that employees with criminal backgrounds are weeded out. The contentious meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors focused on an auditor's report released last week that showed nurses are working despite their failure to pass basic skills tests. In some cases, they'd been...

2008-09-12 09:00:00

Charles Drew University: WHAT: Opening of new Charles Drew University Urgent Care Clinic designed to provide residents of South Los Angeles - the most medically underserved urban area in the entire country - with access to quality, affordable health care. One of a substantial network of urgent and specialty care clinics planned for the area, developed and operated by Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), filling a vital need in the community since the closure of...

2008-07-16 21:00:28

King-Harbor employees with criminal records were allowed to keep working. Just when we thought things couldn't get worse in Los Angeles County's health care system, it turns out that the county's personnel department has known for months that some former King- Harbor hospital employees had criminal records, and did nothing about it. When King-Harbor (formerly King-Drew, also known as "Killer King" for its deadly patient errors) was forced to close its inpatient services last year, all...

2008-07-16 03:00:50

Hospital employees with criminal records were allowed to work. Just when we thought things couldn't get worse in the county health care system, it turns out that the county's personnel department has known for months that some former King-Harbor hospital employees had criminal records, and did nothing about it. When King-Harbor (formerly King-Drew, also known as Killer King for its deadly patient errors) was forced to close its inpatient services last year, all 1,600 employees...

2008-06-13 21:00:19

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to send a proposal to the University of California today regarding the reopening of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Earlier this week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged officials from Los Angeles County and the University of California to move forward with negotiations to possibly partner to reopen the troubled facility. UC Provost and Executive Vice President Wyatt "Rory" Hume has said the university system is willing to...


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