Washington Post Examines Issues Surrounding Washington, D.C., Clinic’s Efforts To Expand Services
The Washington Post on Friday examined issues surrounding efforts by the Whitman-Walker Clinic to "expand into a full-service health care provider as it struggles with declining revenue." According to the Post, Washington, D.C., Council Member David Catania (I), has said that with these efforts, Whitman-Walker is abandoning its ties to the city's gay community and that the clinic is being mismanaged and could close. The Whitman-Walker Clinic ahead of a meeting on Monday provided Catania with more than 2,000 documents, and Catania has pledged to "explore substantial allegations of mismanagement." In reaction to Catania's allegation, the clinic's board of directors recently ordered an independent audit. According to the audit, Whitman-Walker Clinic is responding to the changes in HIV/AIDS in the city, the Post reports. "We see a whole bunch of people in the District of Columbia -- gay, straight, black, white -- now at risk, and our job is we need to retool how we talk about this," Whitman-Walker CEO Donald Blanchon said (Craig, Washington Post, 4/24).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.