L.A. County Officials Negotiating Deal With UC To Re-Open Hospital
Los Angeles County officials are in talks with the UC system to help re-open Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital in South Los Angeles, KPCC's "Patt Morrison" reports.
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the plan calls for the county to transfer most oversight functions of the hospital to UC. In addition, the county would compensate UC for treating uninsured patients (Morrison, "Patt Morrison," KPCC News, 6/13).
Last summer, CMS revoked $200 million in federal funding for the hospital after it failed several inspections and was cited for lapses of care. Since August 2007, King-Harbor has only provided outpatient services (California Healthline, 6/12).
The segment includes comments from:
- Garrett Therolf, a Los Angeles Times reporter; and
- Yaroslavsky ("Patt Morrison," KPCC News, 6/13).
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