fallout at martin luther king jr./drew medical center in california is keenly felt
the impending loss of federal funds at california's martin luther king jr./drew medical center reverberated across the region, as the los angeles county board of supervisors met in an emergency closed session to discuss the public hospital's fate.
los angeles times, sep 26, 2006
the u.s. centers for medicare and medicaid services notified king/drew and county officials late friday that the hospital did not pass an unannounced "make-or-break" inspection conducted this summer, failing to meet minimum standards in nine of 23 areas. as a result, it will lose $200 million a year in federal funding, nearly half of its budget