July 3, 1986
The emergency room at Long Beach Naval Hospital will be shut down beginning July 28 because of a shortage of doctors, the Navy has announced. The emergency room will be converted into a 24-hour-a-day sick call station for active military personnel only, said Capt. M. F. Hall. Dependents should seek emergency treatment through CHAMPUS military dependents' insurance, Medicare or private insurance, he said.
July 29, 1995 |
The General Accounting Office on Friday recommended that Foundation Health Corp. receive a five-year, $2.5-billion military health care contract--the nation's largest such pact--which had originally been awarded to a unit of rival Health Systems International Inc. Shares of Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Foundation Health jumped 7% on the news.
January 29, 1994 |
The competition for a huge military health care contract in California and Hawaii has devolved into a gut-punching melee between rival health plans. Experts say the fight over the $3.5-billion contract--the biggest of its kind in America--is but an early glimpse of the corporate warfare that will spread across the country when giant new health purchasing alliances put even richer purses up for grabs. "This is just a warm-up fight," Dr. Jacque J.
January 20, 1988 |
The Defense Department, in a bid to overhaul its money-losing health insurance program for military dependents and retirees, has chosen California and Hawaii as the sites to test a new health-care delivery system, officials announced Tuesday. The $3-billion, five-year pilot project, which will be administered by Foundation Health Corp. of Sacramento, could affect as many as 845,000 people in the two states who now participate in the Pentagon's CHAMPUS health program, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1990 |
He was a dog who loved kids and hated crooks. During his career, he bit more than 30 suspects. But he is best remembered by police for the time when he went out of his way to avoid biting a small child. On top of that, he had the best nose on the Oxnard Police Department when it came to sniffing out cocaine and other illegal drugs. But now a 9-year-old German shepherd named Champus Von Hallbachgrun is stepping down from active duty after 8,800 backup calls and five years in Oxnard's K-9 program.
September 12, 1994 |
Foundation Wins Military Contract: The Rancho Cordova-based health maintenance organization said it has won a five-year, $648-million contract to provide managed health-care services to military dependents and retirees in Oregon and Washington state. Under the contract, Foundation will manage medical care for 230,000 beneficiaries of the Defense Department's Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, or CHAMPUS.