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Martin Luther King Hospital

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Once the pride of African Americans in Los Angeles, Martin Luther King Hospital is now accused of making serious mistakes that have led to the deaths of five patients. The hospital rose out of the ashes of the 1965 Watts riots. Critics say racial politics have blocked previous reform efforts at the county-run hospital, which has been accused of substandard care in the past. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.