Turning Away From Johns Hopkins, WYPR – NPR, 6/14


In June 2014, Rev. Williams – frustrated by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s efforts to keep him from expanding his clinic to include mental health, urgent and primary care services — lead supporters in a protest outside one of the university’s facilities, WYPR, Baltimore’s National Public Radio affiliate, reported. Williams said the expansion of his clinic would save the State of Maryland millions of dollars by redirecting patients from hospital emergency rooms into his urgent care center. The report quotes Rev. Williams’ speech where he alleges that officials at Johns Hopkins and the state health department are conspiring against him. “We now fully understand why the State of Maryland keeps sending its people to conduct repeated inspections of our clinic. Never-ending interrogations and repeated, repeated attempts to find something, anything the state could use to prevent our progress. Or even to shut us down,” Rev. Williams said.