Los Angeles County officials installed a new, interim management team to oversee day-to-day operations at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, and said the four-person team was charged with analyzing and repairing the hospital's problems. The 261-bed teaching hospital recently received an unfavorable assessment from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which said it was moving toward shutting all 18 of the hospital's residency programs. The hospital, which can appeal the rating, already has been ordered to close surgery and radiology residency programs. The hospital's administrators, who also are interim, will report to the new management team, the Los Angeles Times reported. -- by Laura B. Benko
New management installed at troubled L.A. hospital
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