Kudos to the LA Times and its reporters Charles Ornstein and Alan Zarembo for their investigative work that has revealed the scandalous state of liver transplants at UC Irvine Medical Center. See yesterday’s post on the topic.
A day after the article, the Center is being shut down. From today’s LA Times:
November 11, 2005
UCI Medical Center said late Thursday that it would stop performing liver transplants, hours after the federal government stripped the program’s certification and said the hospital was imperiling patients’ prospects for survival.
The decision came the day The Times reported that 32 people had died awaiting liver transplants in the last two years while the UC Irvine hospital in Orange turned down scores of donated organs.