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Washington, DC, moves to control failing hospital

Washington Post, April 30, 2010

Washington, DC-based United Medical Center is in such financial distress that it has been unable to pay its electrical bill and taxes, has failed to meet retirement plan obligations, and has defaulted on its employee life insurance plan, according to newly released documents. In a filing in DC Superior Court, city officials asked the court to seize control of the medical center from Specialty Hospitals of America, citing alleged fiscal mismanagement and concerns that the parent company is "draining resources" from the hospital.