A plan to reopen a South Los Angeles hospital took a step forward as the University of California regents voted unanimously to partner with Los Angeles County to run the facility. Under the proposal, the hospital formerly known as Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center would reopen by 2013 under the name Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital. The hospital would operate as a not-for-profit community facility, with an independent board and financing from the county. The University of California would provide physician services and oversee quality of care. King/Drew shuttered inpatient care in 2007 after the CMS revoked its license because of repeated patient-care violations. The county facility was also known as King/Harbor Hospital.
Late News: Plans under way to reopen L.A.'s King/Drew Medical Center
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