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Dedication ceremony to be held for new Martin Luther King Jr. hospital
Los Angeles Times

When it opened in 1972, King/Drew hospital was seen as a victory of the civil rights era and a source of pride for black Los Angeles. But after the hospital failed several inspections and patients died due to staff errors, the South L.A. hospital was forced to close its doors. Eight years later, a new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital has opened in its place. On Friday, local officials and hospital leaders will lead a dedication ceremony for the long-awaited facility in Willowbrook.