King/Drew–1975

"Horror stories implying neglect and incompetence, especially by nursing personnel, are heard regularly."

"We all came with such high hopes. Can we provide high-quality healthcare in the ghetto? I’m not sure. It’s very spotty so far."

"I have never seen so many sick people. We never catch up."

"We’ve got difficulties, but nothing we can’t handle. We’ve come a long way."

Times staff writer Harry Nelson did a terrific job with this story. He captures the challenges, the hopes and the incredible frustrations of King/Drew. And this was 32 years before it lost federal funding. Take the time to read this story. It’s worth the effort.

The Times, March 23, 1975.

Part 1

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Part 2

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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