SPOTLIGHT: Closing troubled LA hospital isn't the answer

Operational problems at Los Angeles-based Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital--some of which seem to have led to the death of a patient in its emergency department lobby--have grabbed national headlines of late. Without a doubt, the hospital faces some substantial obstacles. But closing the facility could create worse problems for the city's poor, suggests Thomas Scully, a former CMS administrator who previously helped the city with a $1.8 billion health system bailout. Editorial