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September 27, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
William Delgardo, administrator of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center for the past 14 years, was removed from his hospital post, along with two of his top aides, during a private meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The action followed a threat by federal authorities Monday to cut off $60 million in public health care funds to the hospital unless serious, systemwide patient care deficiencies are corrected by Dec. 21.
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September 27, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
William Delgardo, administrator of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center for the past 14 years, was removed from his hospital post, along with two of his top aides, during a private meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The action followed a threat by federal authorities Monday to cut off $60 million in public health care funds to the hospital unless serious, systemwide patient care deficiencies are corrected by Dec. 21.
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November 2, 1989
The acting administrator at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center told several hundred employees at a meeting this week that he expects the beleaguered hospital to pass the next surprise inspection by state medical investigators. However, Edward Renford underscored the problems facing the county-run facility, saying that staff members must "make themselves accountable" for fixing any health care violations they find in the future.
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February 17, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following a last-ditch plea by Los Angeles County health officials, the agency that certifies most of the nation's hospitals on Friday placed Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center on conditional accreditation, temporarily avoiding a serious blow to the facility's residency programs and its public standing.
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October 5, 1989 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
A team of medical investigators from the agency that accredits most of the nation's hospitals paid a surprise visit Wednesday to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center to review first-hand reports of widespread health care violations at the county-operated facility.
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September 12, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Nicolle Glover still gets angry when she remembers the day her father was taken to Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. "I was livid," Glover said. "I had to take my father out of the emergency room and take him somewhere else because he had been waiting for six hours." Glover wrote an angry letter to hospital administrator Edward Renford complaining about the treatment her father received.
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December 24, 1991
On behalf of the staff at Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center, I am writing you to express our concern regarding your Nov. 27 article ("King Hospital Passes Test but Key Problems Remain"). The commitment of the staff of King/Drew Medical Center is unparalleled, not only in Los Angeles County, but the United States. It is because of this commitment and dedication that we were awarded three years' accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)
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April 1, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
Dr. James G. Haughton, medical director for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, had so many responsibilities that when he retired Monday at age 78, he'll be replaced by two people. "He's a phenomenal person and he did a tremendous amount of work. He worked too much," said Dr. A. Belinda Towns, the interim medical director and one of the people slated to fill Haughton's position.
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January 13, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A potentially serious blow to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center was temporarily averted Friday when the agency that certifies most of the nation's hospitals postponed a vote on a recommendation to withdraw the facility's accreditation because of serious health care violations. The Chicago-based Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations said it would delay any action until it had a chance to officially notify King hospital officials of its staff's recommendation.
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December 19, 1989 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a "dramatic turnaround" in patient care, federal health officials announced Monday that Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center will receive $60 million in public health care funds that had been jeopardized by scores of deficiencies. Officials from the U.S.
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December 20, 1989 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES StAFF WRITER
Federal health officials said Tuesday that they were stunned by the ability of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center to correct widespread patient care problems that jeopardized the facility's future, saying that they had expected the hospital to fail a critical inspection last month. "I frankly did not think they could do it," said Tom Morford, an official of the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration in Washington.
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