The county hasn’t purged most of the staff or handed over control of the troubled hospital to highly respected Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
By Rich Connell, Robert J. Lopez and Susannah Rosenblatt
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
The reform effort at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital appears to be faltering, as the county backs off key promises to purge most of the staff and effectively hand control of the hospital to highly respected Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
The two pledges were cornerstones of a plan last year that persuaded regulators to hold off on pulling all federal funding, which would have effectively shut down the troubled Willowbrook hospital.
With little explanation, county health officials disclosed during a Board of Supervisors budget meeting Monday that they had reassigned only about one-third of the 1,200 employees they initially projected would be shifted to other institutions.
Emergency at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital Takes a Back Seat