Brotman Medical Center

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Brotman Medical Center
Prospect Medical Holdings
Geography
Location Culver City, California, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university None
Services
Emergency department Basic, physician on duty
Beds 420
History
Founded 1924
Links
Website www.brotmanmedicalcenter.com
Lists Hospitals in California

Brotman Medical Center (BMC) is a hospital in Culver City, California, USA.

History[edit]

The hospital was founded in 1924 by David M. Brotman.[1] On September 1, 2005, Brotman Medical Center changed owners. The new owners are a group led by Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.[1]

Brotman Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2007. It emerged in 2009.[2]

Celebrity patients[edit]

In 1989, boxing champion Sugar_Ray_Robinson died at Brotman Medical Center at the age of 67.[3]

In 1991, three-time Grammy winner Rev._James_Cleveland, known as the "King of Gospel" and producer of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace, died at Brotman Medical Center.[4][5]

In 2001, actor Carroll O'Connor, died at Brotman Medical Center.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In 2013, Jose Muniz, a 79-year-old Alzheimer’s patient was reported missing from the facility and was later found dead in the surf at [Playa del Rey].[7] The incident raised questions about the use of a "patient overflow area" at the hospital.[8][9]

In 2013, another embarrassing incident for the hospitals, reports emerged of discarded confidential medical records allegedly found in a nearby Culver City park dumpster that revealed details of Michael Jackson's treatment following the Pepsi commercial accident in 1984.[10][11]

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Coordinates: 34°01′22″N 118°23′51″W / 34.02278°N 118.39750°W / 34.02278; -118.39750