More neurological providers linked to fewer stroke mortalities; Struggling hospital abruptly ousts top execs, board members;

> Having more neurologists and neurosurgeons in a county is associated with fewer deaths from stroke, according to a Journal of Neurosurgery study, published last week. To improve the access to specialized neurological providers, the researchers call for increased educational support, medical malpractice reform and more comprehensive stroke centers. Study

> Saint John's Health Center in California abruptly ousted its chief executive, chief operating officer and 15 of the 17-member governing board, the Los Angeles Times noted. The 266-bed hospital has been losing money in recent years, reporting a $12.8 million loss in 2011. Article

> Several area hospitals, including California Hospital Medical Center, L.A. County/USC Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, have absorbed emergency patients since Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in South Los Angeles closed five years ago, the Los Angeles Times reported. The closure also has been tied to increased delays in care for elderly blacks and Latinos, as well as physicians seeing sicker patients. Article

> Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn plans to declare bankruptcy this week, reported The New York Times. The hospital, which cannot afford malpractice insurance, has been running out of cash to make payroll. Article

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