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ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1990 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The boys were frightened. Arriving at the hospital in a van about 7 a.m., they fidgeted in various examining rooms with their parents while the medical staff and rabbis prepared a nearby operating room for the morning's circumcisions. Finally a nurse summoned the first patient, a sturdy lad of 2 1/2 named Simon Elbaum. "This is what it means to be a Jew," explained his father, Boris. "It will be physical proof that he is Jewish." Thus Simon completed a religious obligation.
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OPINION
February 9, 2011
Abortion-rights supporters breathed a sigh of relief last week when a troubling word was removed from a controversial antiabortion bill. They shouldn't have. This piece of congressional legislation and a related bill are still loaded with harmful provisions that would turn back the clock on women's rights to make their own medical decisions. FOR THE RECORD: Abortion: A Feb. 9 editorial about a proposed antiabortion bill in Congress said that some Roman Catholic hospitals object to abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2001
Re "Bush Indeed Breaches Church-State Wall," Orange County Voices, Feb. 11: Judith F. Daar's column has reinforced my belief that many lawyers live in the land of Oz. Daar makes it sound as if no taxpayer dollars should end up in the coffers of religious organizations because that would violate the 1st Amendment. Isn't Daar aware that veterans have been using G.I. Bill funds to go to religious colleges where religion classes are taught, and that federal Medicare funds are paid to Catholic hospitals where nuns roam the rooms and corridors of the hospital praying for the patients?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996
St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica has joined forces with Daniel Freeman Hospital on a new community outreach program to promote better health. Called "Good Neighbors for a Healthier Community," the program's focus is preventing illness through education. Staff members at the two Catholic hospitals plan to target Westside cities as well as Inglewood and the South Bay area.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
A group of California Catholic hospitals and the union representing 4,000 registered nurses reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract Tuesday. The proposed three-year deal would result in wage increases ranging from 18% to 29%, ban mandatory overtime and improve the nurses' pension and other benefits, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Assn.
NEWS
November 3, 1987 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
The proportion of hospitals that don't offer abortion training to intern and resident physicians has increased dramatically since 1976 and women today should not assume their gynecologists have been formally taught to perform the procedure. While women in urban areas--where the majority of abortions are performed at specialized clinics--stand little risk of having an untrained doctor perform the procedure, the decrease in abortion training rates may have other public health implications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1986 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Catholic health professionals Monday released a set of sweeping recommendations to extend health care to the growing numbers of the poor, calling for an overhaul of the Medicaid program, taxing affluent hospitals to pay for services to the indigent, and encouraging greater involvement at the parish level to identify the health care needs of the underprivileged. The recommendations--released as part of a report by the Catholic Health Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Thursday urged the Board of Supervisors to reconsider severe budget cuts for public health services, warning that Los Angeles County is on the brink of a health care disaster of near pandemic proportions. The immediate impact of closing some county hospitals and community clinics in the face of a multimillion-dollar budget crisis would fall on the poor and indigent who are without medical insurance.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
After months of controversy, the owner of St. John's Health Center said it plans to sell the landmark Santa Monica hospital to Catholic chain Providence Health & Services. The hospital has been at the center of an intense competition that featured bids from UCLA Health System, other Catholic hospital chains and Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. After weighing the offers, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System in Denver said Friday that it was entering exclusive negotiations with Providence, which owns St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and four other Southern California hospitals.
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