- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A South Los Angeles hospital once nicknamed “Killer King” for its troubles will reopen Tuesday after a complete renovation and image change.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1KJy3pw ) that the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital replaces the King/Drew Medical Center that closed eight years ago. The new campus has a new management structure and operating philosophy than its predecessor.

The 131-bed MLK Community Hospital is about one-third the size of the old medical center and will focus on preventative care to reduce the need for emergency room visits and hospitalization.

MLK Community Hospital is surrounded by an expanded outpatient clinic, a new urgent-care psychiatric center and a new public health clinic, where patients can get STD testing, immunizations and other preventive care.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/


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