LOMA LINDA: Famed Hospital Sees ‘Internal Conflict’
Today's Los Angeles Times profiles problems at the famed Loma Linda University Medical Center, the hospital that pioneered heart transplants for infants and performed high-profile separations of Siamese twins. The Times reports that the medical center "has been beset by internal controversy over its style of management," and that "[d]ozens of physicians have left ... alleging everything from religious favoritism and blatant nepotism to the firing of outspoken doctors as a warning to others." Medical center officials say that "relations at the [Seventh-day] Adventist-owned hospital have steadied since the departure of a number of disaffected doctors," but others contend that "anxieties linger below the surface" (Gorman/Lichtblau, 8/13).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.