"Just like chronically ailing patients gradually get sicker until they are near death, the Detroit Medical Center's finances have eroded slowly during the past eight years, forcing its leaders to make threats of severing care to the city's poor and uninsured. ... Now, after the resignation of Chief Executive Arthur Porter, the DMC board is looking for a new leader who can overcome the burdens that have kept the DMC from making money. ... But it's not clear how a new chief executive, even with the help of government leaders, can overcome the mix of factors that have contributed to the DMC's grim economic state."
-Sheri Hall, Detroit News