Monday saw the beginning of the week-long federal inspection of King-Harbor. The results will not be in until the end of August. Should the hospital fail this inspection, all federal funding will be lost. The county has already said that the hospital will not be able to remain open if funding is cut. There is a lot riding on this inspection.
Meanwhile, the LAT broke the story that a patient injured herself Tuesday, while the reviewers were on the premises.
At the moment, it’s hard to be optimistic. I’m worried that the main emergency-care provider in South LA will disappear, and I am also worried that most people in LA don’t really care what happens. I am also worried that King Harbor may actually need to be put down.