L.A. hospital loses JCAHO accreditation
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 28, 2005
After a lengthy appeals process that began September 2004, Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles lost its JCAHO accreditation as of Feb. 1. As a result, it also stands to lose American Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation for its remaining 16 residency programs, as well as federal funds tied to training residents.
The teaching hospital has been subject to surprise inspections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the proper care of combative psychiatric patients and could lose $200 million a year if the federal agency revokes funding.
In the past five years, King/Drew Medical Center has lost residency programs in radiology, neonatology and surgery.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/28/prbf0228.htm.