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January 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The head of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, who was overseeing the hospital's integration with the troubled Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, will retire Feb. 9, the health department announced Monday. In November, Tecla Mickoseff was named interim chief executive officer of the plan to put King/Drew, in Willowbrook, under Harbor management.
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April 20, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Two on-duty nurses were stabbed in separate incidents at Los Angeles-area hospitals Sunday, leaving one of them hospitalized in critical condition, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The first stabbing occurred at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar at around 2 a.m., when a man entered the hospital, made his way past a weapons screening area and into the building. Sheriff's deputies searching for him heard a scream that led them to the victim, a female nurse who'd been stabbed in the upper body.
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August 22, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing a white lab coat and darting from counter to counter, Nikhil Chanani used a dropper to transfer a clear, radioactive fluid from a large glass jar over a protective partition into a long tube. A small radio played classical music, but Chanani, 18, the valedictorian in June at West High School in Torrance, pointed out: "Mostly, I listen to KROQ, but this is easy to work to."
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November 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The  Transportation Security Administration  agent who was killed at  Los Angeles International Airport  was shot 12 times, including at least one round that grazed his heart, according to an autopsy released Friday.  Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, died within two to five minutes of being shot, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said earlier this week. He was shot in his arm, torso, waist, hip, back, buttock and groin, the 22-page autopsy report said.
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October 31, 1995 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The man on his back on the operating table was awake while a four-foot-long, plastic-coated wire pierced an artery in his groin, coursed up that vessel through the torso, and then arced into the crown of arteries atop his throbbing heart. He was 47 years old, a retired builder without health insurance. Because he was locally anesthetized and lightly tranquilized, he could still understand Dr.
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August 7, 2002 | GARRETT THEROLF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the windowless emergency room at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, there is one way to tell the sun is rising. Doctors pick up their already frenetic pace as the sick, slouched in plastic chairs, nervously watch the clock. Patients like Jessica Short have to get to work. Short, 19, has no insurance and cannot afford to miss a single shift as an usher at the local multiplex. A doctor at a county clinic had told her she needed surgery to stop some bleeding.
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April 1, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wall of bulletproof glass is now rising in the crowded emergency room waiting area at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a stark symbol of the heightened safety concerns at local hospitals. The glass, which will divide throngs of waiting patients from the front-line nurses who attend them, is intended to shield health care workers from violence. Harbor-UCLA has also beefed up its emergency room security staff and plans to encircle its property with a chain-link fence.
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September 3, 2011 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
The chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center may not have followed proper procedures for credentialing doctors at the hospital and is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, according to sources familiar with the inquiry. Gail V. Anderson Jr., who is also an associate dean at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, was placed on paid administrative leave from the county hospital earlier this week and was escorted out of his office. His locks were changed and his computer secured, sources said.
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January 17, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 40-year-old building just outside Torrance is on the verge of becoming Los Angeles County's latest political hot potato. The structure houses Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a 340-bed public hospital serving a vast uninsured population, as well as treating thousands of Angelenos who have health coverage.
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August 13, 1990
Mitch Culp of Rowland Heights remained hospitalized at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after suffering two broken vetebrae during a sprint-car time trial Saturday night at Ascot Park.
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November 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A Transportation Security Administration officer killed at Los Angeles International Airport during a rampage three weeks ago was shot 12 times, with bullets piercing organs, grazing his heart and severing a major artery, according to a final autopsy report released Friday. Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, died within two to five minutes of the attack inside Terminal 3. The gunman, identified by authorities as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, targeted TSA agents during the Nov. 1 shooting, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said this week.
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August 19, 2013 | By Thomas Curwen
After he heard the gunshot, Lee Benton sat down, lifted his shirt and saw the hole in his body. The 16-year-old, who had been at a party in Wilmington, was going to spend the night with a friend. Walking home, the two had decided it would be safer if they took an alley rather than Wilmington Boulevard. It was a little past midnight. There was no confrontation, Lee says. All he could remember was hearing a gun and feeling a burning pain in his stomach. His friend, who was hit in the shoulder, was able to call a girlfriend, who met the boys and drove them to the hospital.
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August 16, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Redondo Beach police late Thursday shot and killed a man they say was armed with a knife and appeared to have assaulted his mother Shortly after 11 p.m., officers arrived in the 500 block of Susana Avenue, where witnesses said they saw a woman being dragged into a residence. Officers could see the suspect inside the home, but he refused to obey commands, Redondo Beach police Capt. Jeff Hink said. “Officers forced the front door open, and shortly thereafter, the suspect armed himself with a knife, and that resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” Hink said.
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July 20, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized with head injuries Saturday after she apparently fell to the bottom of a cliff at Point Fermin on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, authorities said. “We don't know how far she fell or why she fell,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The girl was apparently on a visit to Point Fermin with family members, he said. She was was taken by helicopter to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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June 9, 2013 | By Kim Christensen
A 42-year-old man was shot to death Saturday morning outside a Wilmington apartment complex by a male suspect with a rifle who fled in a dark-colored SUV, Los Angeles police Sgt. Jerry Davila said Sunday. The victim was struck by gunshots in the face and torso at 8 a.m. and died a short while later at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Davila said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office had not released the victim's identity Sunday afternoon. Davila said police did not know a motive for the shooting, which occurred in the 1600 block of North Wilmington Boulevard , or if the two men knew each other.
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April 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was hit Friday afternoon by a vehicle driven by a suspect who was later shot to death by authorities has been released from the hospital, authorities said. The incident began when a woman and her boyfriend got into a fight and he pulled a knife and took her children from a shopping center in the 11400 block of South Vermont Avenue, said Sheriff's Lt. John Corina. The man, who was driving the woman's car, dropped the children off at a nearby supermarket and returned, he said.
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July 13, 1987
A 2-year-old boy was struck in the head by a bullet fired from a passing van. Sheriff's deputies said Tiandre Slaughder was in the arms of his mother's boyfriend, Reese McNeese, 21, on the sidewalk in the 18300 block of Ambler Street in Carson, when three shots were allegedly fired from a passing late-model van. The child was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was reported in critical condition.
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April 17, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
Responding to escalating concerns about bacterial meningitis, Los Angeles County health officials announced Wednesday that they are offering free vaccines to low-income and uninsured residents. The vaccines protect against meningococcal meningitis , a respiratory disease that can be deadly if not diagnosed in time. The disease can be spread by close sneezing, coughing or kissing. The vaccines can be obtained at seven county clinics and hospitals  in Los Angeles County.
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December 1, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Earlier this year, Joane Austin rushed her elderly mother to the emergency room for fear she was having a heart attack. Austin normally would have made the short trip to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, the landmark hospital in South Los Angeles. But King/Drew has been closed for five years, so Austin drove several miles to the emergency room at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood. "I prayed all the lights would stay green," she said. "It was scary. " Once they arrived, doctors determined that Austin's mother needed emergency surgery to remove scar tissue around her intestines.
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