June 8, 2002 |
Catholic Healthcare West, California's largest not-for-profit hospital operator, agreed to pay the federal government $8.5 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging fraudulent Medicare billings, the Justice Department said Friday. The government claimed that San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West and 13 of its hospitals submitted false Medicare cost reports, kept a separate book of disallowed charges and set aside reserves in case Medicare money had to be repaid.
April 26, 2002 |
After several years of often-contentious organizing and negotiations, the Service Employees International Union has reached labor contract agreements with Catholic Healthcare West that cover 9,000 workers at 20 hospitals in California. The settlement, which is to be announced today, is the culmination of one of the biggest organizing drives of private-sector health workers in the state.
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November 11, 1998 |
Two prominent San Fernando Valley hospitals--Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital--are expected to merge within the next few weeks with Catholic Healthcare West of San Francisco, making the 40-hospital chain one of the largest nonprofit systems in the state, hospital administrators said Tuesday. Catholic Healthcare said that it plans to buy Burbank-based Unihealth's network of eight Southern California hospitals, including Northridge and Glendale Memorial.
August 1, 2011 |
A rare alliance of healthcare rivals — a giant insurance company, a major hospital chain and a large doctors group — has managed to reduce healthcare costs through a radical new strategy: working together. The collaboration among Blue Shield of California, Catholic Healthcare West and Hill Physicians Medical Group shaved more than $20 million in costs last year and prevented an insurance rate hike for public sector workers in Northern California. The three partners cite evidence that the quality of care also improved: Hospital stays were shorter, readmissions dropped and doctors and nurses kept closer tabs on patients.
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April 1, 2004 |
Three months after acquiring Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Universal Health Systems is selling them to Catholic Healthcare West. Catholic Healthcare West, which has 41 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada, signed an agreement March 16 to purchase the hospitals. The sale is expected to be completed by May 31. Financial details weren't disclosed.
January 5, 2013 |
The gig: As chief executive of the California Assn. of Physician Groups in Los Angeles, Donald Crane represents more than 160 medical groups and their 60,000 doctors statewide on health policy and other industry issues. Paper route: Crane, 60, grew up in Sherman Oaks, and his first job was delivering the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. In addition to throwing papers onto porches, he was responsible for collecting payments on subscriptions and learned the importance of customer service.