Over the last 10 years, the once grand facility that trained some of the country’s best physicians and was the go-to hospital for Washington, DC’s middle-class black patients, has been beset by financial troubles, empty beds, accreditation issues and the loss of respected doctors and administrators. 

A further examination by The Washington Post has found that because of the hospital’s shortcomings, at least $27 million in malpractice or wrongful death settlements have been made since 2007.