September 2, 1999 |
Memorial Health Services of Long Beach said Wednesday that it acquired two Orange County hospitals, a deal that could cost more than 500 workers their jobs. Nonprofit Memorial Health Services purchased the 139-bed La Palma Intercommunity Hospital and the 205-bed Martin Luther Hospital Anaheim from Catholic Healthcare West of San Francisco. Terms weren't disclosed. Catholic had bought the two hospitals last December from Burbank-based Unihealth.
August 6, 1999 |
An attempt by Cardinal Roger Mahony to break the impasse between Catholic Healthcare West and a labor union seeking to represent thousands of its employees failed Thursday morning after a 45-minute meeting between the two parties ended with no agreement. The Service Employees International Union has alleged that managers at three Los Angeles-area CHW hospitals--St. Francis, Robert F. Kennedy and St. Vincent--have violated Catholic Church teachings by aggressively campaigning against the union.
July 17, 1999 |
A nasty battle of wills between three local Catholic medical centers and an aggressive union has ignited a passionate debate among national and local clergy about the church's role in dealing with labor disputes in its own backyard. The clash between Catholic Healthcare West, which is operated by nine orders of nuns, and the Service Employees International Union is among the most contentious in a growing number of disputes between Catholic-run health care facilities and labor organizations.
May 21, 1999 |
A long-simmering labor dispute at St. Francis Medical Center spilled into the courts Thursday, when union attorneys filed suit to stop the hospital from using public funds for anti-union activities.
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May 13, 1999 |
The confrontation between the public and private health care sectors intensified Wednesday as Los Angeles County supervisors refused to reject a cap on the number of indigent patients county hospitals will accept next year, while calling for an investigation into allegations that the state's largest private hospital chain has cut its spending on charity care.
December 6, 1998
Catholic Healthcare West of San Francisco completed its purchase of eight hospitals, including two in Orange County, from Burbank-based Unihealth, the companies said Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The purchases include the 139-bed La Palma Intercommunity Hospital and the 105-bed Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1998 |
About 100 chanting feminists held a one-hour candlelight demonstration Monday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, contending the hospital might eliminate reproductive medicine services when it falls under Catholic ownership. Hospital administrators said the demonstrators' fears were overstated; that few changes will be made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
October 17, 1998 |
Catholic Healthcare West of San Francisco said Friday that it plans to buy Burbank-based Unihealth's network of eight Southern California hospitals, including two in Orange County. An official at the nonprofit Unihealth said the deal gives its hospitals the chance to join with a larger nonprofit organization in negotiating for business with managed-care companies. The group includes the 139-bed La Palma Intercommunity Hospital and the 205-bed Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim.
July 9, 1998 |
WellPoint Health Networks Inc.'s Blue Cross of California unit and hospital operator Catholic Healthcare West settled a contract dispute over rate increases by signing a multiyear contract, Catholic Healthcare said. The two sides agreed on the contract after Catholic Healthcare West ran advertisements in major California papers saying Blue Cross' 4.4 million members could no longer be served at 30 hospitals it operates in California following expiration of their contract Tuesday.