Consultant admits it knew of problems at King/Drew

Navigant, the hospital management specialist which took over the management of day-to-day operations at troubled Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, has admitted it failed to inform regulators of two serious incidents at the hospital. The Los Angeles Times reports that officials at the consulting company have admitted that they learned of the incidents -- one of which involved the death of a patient after nurses failed to respond to a bed side alarm -- but did not investigate or report the incident.

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