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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Federal health authorities notified Hollywood Community Hospital Friday that its Medicare funding will be terminated in two weeks unless the hospital can prove that medical conditions have improved. The action by the Health Care Financing Administration followed a recent survey of the hospital by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Federal health authorities notified Hollywood Community Hospital Friday that its Medicare funding will be terminated in two weeks unless the hospital can prove that medical conditions have improved. The action by the Health Care Financing Administration followed a recent survey of the hospital by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood Community Hospital has been accused by Los Angeles County health inspectors of starving elderly patients, performing surgery without valid consent and failing to investigate obvious medical problems. Based on a partial review of the hospital's operations last month, county health officials said they have formally recommended barring the hospital from receiving millions of dollars a year from Medicare, the federal program that subsidizes health care for the elderly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood Community Hospital has been accused by Los Angeles County health inspectors of starving elderly patients, performing surgery without valid consent and failing to investigate obvious medical problems. Based on a partial review of the hospital's operations last month, county health officials said they have formally recommended barring the hospital from receiving millions of dollars a year from Medicare, the federal program that subsidizes health care for the elderly.
NEWS
March 7, 1987
Bill Edwards, who had covered the Los Angeles theater scene longer than other currently active critics, died Thursday at Hollywood Community Hospital. The veteran reporter for Daily Variety was 57 and had a history of heart trouble. Edwards, whose tag line "Edwa" had appeared in Daily Variety for 20 years, had a particular interest in the development of Equity Waiver theaters, where new plays that often went on to greater successes were first seen before small audiences at reasonable prices.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trouble-plagued Paracelsus Healthcare Corp. said it will report a "significantly larger" loss than anticipated for its most recent quarter, will sell some of its Los Angeles-area hospitals and will investigate possible accounting irregularities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
A catering truck and an MTA bus collided at an intersection south of downtown Wednesday morning, injuring at least 24 people, fire officials said. The injured were given emergency treatment on tarps laid out on the intersection of Broadway and Adams Boulevard before 18 of them were taken to hospitals. Six were released after treatment at the scene. Ron Myers, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said none of the injuries appeared to be serious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1993 | MATHIS CHAZANOV
A suspected bank robber stumbled on the wrong target--and the wrong three security guards--when he told his cabbie to park in front of a Wells Fargo branch in Hollywood. He got several hundred dollars from tellers at the Hollywood Boulevard bank, police said. But getting away was another matter. First, a security guard from the bank jumped in front of the cab and yelled at the driver to stop. When the suspect bolted from the cab, he was chased by a second guard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge upheld a rare disciplinary action by county mental health officials against two psychiatric hospitals that discharged patients to unlicensed boardinghouses. Earlier this year, five patients living in one such house in the San Gabriel Valley died. Three suffered drug overdoses. As a result, the county Department of Mental Health removed the psychiatric hospitals' authority to detain and treat mentally ill patients against their will.
NEWS
February 5, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Douglas Edwards, promoter and exhibitor of avant-garde films who for the last 13 years served as theater and special events administrator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has died. He was 44. Edwards died Tuesday at Hollywood Community Hospital of complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, the academy said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS
Aetna Life Insurance Co. has reached a confidential settlement with one of the main defendants in a massive lawsuit accusing psychiatric care providers of orchestrating a sprawling billing fraud scam in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The two-year dispute between Aetna and the Pasadena-based Paracelsus Healthcare Corp., has been settled "on terms that are satisfactory to Aetna," the insurance company's lead attorney, Marvin Wexler of New York, said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Citing poor supervision at a West Hills psychiatric hospital where two teenage patients were assaulted, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is planning to strip the private facility of its ability to treat some patients, officials said Wednesday. Under such a mandate, Pine Grove Hospital would lose its ability to detain and treat mentally ill patients admitted involuntarily, said David Meyer, the agency's chief deputy director.
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