Deaths Continue at 'Killer King' in South Los Angeles

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Critically ill patients were ignored at King/Drew Medical Center, even after electronic monitors warned of their failing conditions--and the patients died. But the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and its Health Department learned of the latest patient deaths not from Navigant Consulting, the firm hired late last year at $13 million to monitor King/Drew, but from the LA Times. That story produced another hearing today in the Supervisors' chambers. We hear what the hospital's troubles could mean for Los Angeles County from Charles Ornstein, one of the Times' reporting team that just won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing conditions at King/ Drew, and Jim Lott of the Hospital Association of Southern California, who testified before the Board.
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California Compassionate Choice Act (AB 654)

California Medical Association on assisted suicide

Field Poll on doctor-assisted suicide

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

King-Drew Medical Center

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Navigant Consulting

Ornstein's article on new fatal failure at King-Drew

Los Angeles Dodgers

Greenberg's article on Dodgers' opening day



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