Aug. 21, 2015 10:45 AM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print The following were submitted for Pulitzer Prize consideration in the Public Service category. 1 California Deadly errors and politics betray a hospital’s promise A Times investigation finds King/Drew far more dangerous than the public knows. Community pride, timid county leadership stand in the way of a remedy. 2 California Underfunding is a myth, but the squandering is real For a public hospital, King/Drew is flush. But it spends millions on employees’ odd injury claims, lavish doctor pay and workers who don’t show up. 3 How Whole Departments Fail A Hospitals Patients A culture of mismangement pervades nursing, orthopedic surgery, residents training and the pharmacy. Individual shortcomings often make matters worse. 4 Why supervisors let deadly problems slide Fearful of provoking black protests, they shied away from imposing tough remedies on inept administrators. ‘We have failed the community,’ one board veteran acknowledges. 5 California One doctor’s long trail of dangerous mistakes Alarmed colleagues reported pathologist Dennis Hooper to King/Drew officials, but he stayed on the job. Records detail sloppy work and faulty diagnoses even before he was hired. 6 Massive overhaul of ailing hospital urged County board must give up its control of King/Drew, experts say. Some also suggest rooting out incompetent workers, linking with a different medical school, even closing for a time to regroup. 7 World & Nation For Days, Potent Drug Given to Wrong King/Drew Patient In the latest blunder at the troubled hospital, nurses give anti-cancer medication to a man with meningitis. Error renews calls for accountability. 8 World & Nation For Days, Potent Drug Given to Wrong King/Drew Patient The surgical error is the latest in a series of patient-care mistakes that have drawn scrutiny to the county-owned hospital. 9 World & Nation Fulfilling the Wrong Dream The hospital named for Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be a realization of the civil rights hero’s dream.