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April 1, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
Last week, workers at the General Med clinic in Anaheim had to call six ambulances before they could get one that would agree to pick up 66-year-old William Shelly of Fullerton. Shelly, a retired Hughes Aircraft Co. employee, was experiencing problems related to a chronic heart condition. But word had spread within health-care circles that General Med was being shut down, and five ambulance operators in a row refused to take him to a hospital, according to Dr.
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BUSINESS
March 16, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
FHS. FHP. HMO. FHS is Family Health Services, known in some areas as Gen Med. FHP is FHP International, formerly called Family Health Program. Both are health maintenance organizations, otherwise known as HMOs. Small wonder the public sometimes has difficulty telling one from another, FHP Chairman Robert Gumbiner said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. said Tuesday that it is closing Family Health Services Inc., its 55,000-member health maintenance organization based in Orange, effective at the end of the month. FHS, which was acquired by Maxicare in 1986 when it bought HealthCare USA, operates 15 medical clinics under the FHS and General Med names in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties.
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March 8, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. said Tuesday that it is closing Family Health Services Inc., its 55,000-member health maintenance organization based in Orange, effective at the end of the month. FHS, which was acquired by Maxicare in 1986 when it bought HealthCare USA, operates 15 medical clinics under the FHS and General Med names in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. bought a lot of trouble when it acquired HealthCare USA in 1986. But there was one piece of gold in the package: HealthCare USA's Orange-based Family Health Services Inc., known in some areas as General Med, was making money. Today, Maxicare is dismantling the unit, leaving in its wake bitter employees, many of whom claim that Maxicare is largely responsible for FHS' demise. "This is a classic example of the ills of corporate medicine," said Dr.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
Last week, workers at the General Med clinic in Anaheim had to call six ambulances before they could get one that would agree to pick up 66-year-old William Shelly of Fullerton. Shelly, a retired Hughes Aircraft Co. employee, was experiencing problems related to a chronic heart condition. But word had spread within health-care circles that General Med was being shut down, and five ambulance operators in a row refused to take him to a hospital, according to Dr.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employers affiliated with the failed General Med health maintenance organization in Orange began scrambling Wednesday to arrange other forms of health insurance for 55,000 Southern Californians whose coverage will expire at the end of the month. Meanwhile, affected employers and industry observers said the closing of the 15-clinic HMO has further undermined confidence in General Med's parent company, financially troubled Maxicare Health Plans of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
FHS. FHP. HMO. FHS is Family Health Services, known in some areas as Gen Med. FHP is FHP International, formerly called Family Health Program. Both are health maintenance organizations, otherwise known as HMOs. Small wonder the public sometimes has difficulty telling one from another, FHP Chairman Robert Gumbiner said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. bought a lot of trouble when it acquired HealthCare USA in 1986. But there was one piece of gold in the package: HealthCare USA's Orange-based Family Health Services Inc., known in some areas as General Med, was making money. Today, Maxicare is dismantling the unit, leaving in its wake bitter employees, many of whom claim that Maxicare is largely responsible for FHS' demise. "This is a classic example of the ills of corporate medicine," said Dr.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employers affiliated with the failed General Med health maintenance organization in Orange began scrambling Wednesday to arrange other forms of health insurance for 55,000 Southern Californians whose coverage will expire at the end of the month. Meanwhile, affected employers and industry observers said the closing of the 15-clinic HMO has further undermined confidence in General Med's parent company, financially troubled Maxicare Health Plans of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employers affiliated with the failed General Med health maintenance organization in Orange began scrambling Wednesday to arrange other forms of health insurance for 55,000 Southern Californians whose coverage will expire at the end of the month. Meanwhile, affected employers and industry observers said the closing of the 15-clinic HMO has further undermined confidence in General Med's parent company, financially troubled Maxicare Health Plans of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. said Tuesday that it is closing Family Health Services Inc., its 55,000-member health maintenance organization based in Orange, effective at the end of the month. FHS, which was acquired by Maxicare in 1986 when it bought HealthCare USA, operates 15 medical clinics under the FHS and General Med names in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties.
NEWS
March 8, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. said Tuesday that it is closing Family Health Services Inc., its 55,000-member health maintenance organization based in Orange, effective at the end of the month. FHS, which was acquired by Maxicare in 1986 when it bought HealthCare USA, operates 15 medical clinics under the FHS and General Med names in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employers affiliated with the failed General Med health maintenance organization in Orange began scrambling Wednesday to arrange other forms of health insurance for 55,000 Southern Californians whose coverage will expire at the end of the month. Meanwhile, affected employers and industry observers said the closing of the 15-clinic HMO has further undermined confidence in General Med's parent company, financially troubled Maxicare Health Plans of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
State regulators in the Midwest said Friday that they would try to get Maxicare Health Plans' subsidiaries in their states dismissed from federal bankruptcy proceedings. The regulators said they would take the action to protect the interests of the plans' members and health-care providers who are owed money by the units.
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