July 1, 1993 |
Having successfully completed the arduous task of converting the company to for-profit status, officials of Health Net until recently figured they could relax a bit. The conversion, they reasoned, assured the big health maintenance organization's position among the major players in the state's health care industry.
June 26, 1985 |
Tethered to 50 feet of plastic tubing that supplies oxygen to his tiny nostrils, 16-month-old Travis Brown resembles many infants hospitalized with hyaline membrane disease--a life-threatening lung ailment. Beside his bed is a cluster of machinery that sustains Travis, who was born three months premature: a suction machine to remove secretions, a medication compensator, a heart and lung monitor and a large oxygen tank--devices to be found in any well-equipped hospital.