The Med to get new board chairman after troubling report

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Regional Medical Center in Memphis will have a new board chairman, after a report on troubling conditions for patients at the publicly funded hospital.

Federal authorities notified the hospital it has until September Ninth to correct its problems or face losing Medicare funding.

Memphis businessman and board member Jack Morris is expected to take over leadership from attorney Lewis Donelson, who has been chairman for ten years.

The report said conditions at the medical center, which is the main trauma and burn units for the region, pose an "immediate and serious threat" to patients.

The report described a range of surgical mistakes, delays in caring for patients and security breakdowns in the units that handle care for inmates.