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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994
Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills will begin admitting patients again Monday and reopen in phases those areas closed after the quake. On Monday, the hospital evacuated 173 patients from all floors and either discharged them or transferred them to nearby facilities. Damage to the facility was later determined to have occurred only in the administration building.
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OPINION
September 16, 2010
Breastfeeding : A Sept. 13 Op-Ed article stated that no hospital in Los Angeles had earned the "baby-friendly" label. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills is so designated.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two tanks of nitrous oxide, the so-called laughing gas linked to the accidental deaths of three young men last week in Chatsworth, were stolen a month earlier from Holy Cross Medical Center, where one of the victims formerly worked, police said Tuesday. The two 80-pound tanks found with the victims Friday did not carry individual serial numbers but by asking area hospitals to inventory their cylinders, police were able to determine that the tanks were the two stolen Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
A divided Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to approve a 101-bed hospital expansion project in the San Fernando Valley, rebuffing efforts by a union-backed coalition that had demanded a more thorough environmental review. The council fell two votes shy of the 10 votes needed to require an environmental impact report on the four-story wing planned by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
NEWS
January 23, 1995 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's chief agency for hospital safety allowed a San Fernando Valley hospital to remain open even though the agency's inspectors reported severe damage to its steel frame and warned it could collapse in an earthquake, state records show. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development permitted Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills to continue operating while undergoing extensive repairs to structural damage suffered in the Northridge earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police said Monday that they are investigating whether two tanks of nitrous oxide--so-called laughing gas--linked to the accidental deaths of three young men were stolen from a hospital where one of the victims formerly worked. On Friday, three men were found dead of apparent asphyxiation in the cab of a pickup truck parked in Chatsworth.
OPINION
September 16, 2010
Breastfeeding : A Sept. 13 Op-Ed article stated that no hospital in Los Angeles had earned the "baby-friendly" label. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills is so designated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995 | TIM MAY
Holy Cross Medical Center has won the Partnership in Mission Award from the Holy Cross Health System Corp., based in Indiana. The Mission Hills hospital received the award for its Violence Prevention Program, designed to decrease violence in the community--and to reduce trips to the emergency room. The program combines education in civic and personal responsibility with gang intervention and other activities in an attempt to stem the tide of violence in the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
One motorist was killed and another was injured in a three-car accident early this morning on the San Diego Freeway in Van Nuys, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred about 3 a.m. near the Sherman Way exit and involved three northbound cars, the CHP said. Officials said that a woman about 25 years old was killed and that a man in one of the other cars was taken to Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills for treatment of slight injuries. Their identities were not released.
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | From Times wire services
A San Fernando woman was in critical condition this morning after she was beaten with a baseball bat by two women she had been feuding with over the end of their friendship, Los Angeles police reported. Elizabeth Valdavia, 20, suffered massive injuries to her head and upper body in the Tuesday night attack in Sylmar, officials said. She was in the intensive care unit at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. After the attack, police arrested Dawn Michelle Rodriguez, 20, of San Fernando and Socorro Mauricio, 20, of Pacoima on suspicion of attempted murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
The recently purchased Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will continue to offer trauma care and paramedic services as part of an agreement approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to transfer the county's contract with the previous owners of the hospital to its current owners, the nonprofit Sisters of Providence Health System, based in Seattle. The Sisters of Providence also own Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996 | TIM MAY
The violence-prevention program at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center continues to win awards for community services, recently garnering a 1996 Achievement Citation from the Catholic Health Assn. of the United States. The award was presented at ceremonies during the association's 81st annual assembly earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. Last November, the Mission Hills hospital won an award from the Indiana-based Holy Cross Health System Corp. for the same violence-prevention program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1995 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another sign of the financial crunch faced by hospitals in the managed-care era, the order of Catholic nuns that owns St. Joseph Medical Center is acquiring Holy Cross Medical Center, another Catholic hospital in Mission Hills. Hospital executives said Tuesday that both institutions and their emergency rooms will remain open, and they pledged to keep providing millions of dollars in free care to the poor--a major mission of both nonprofit facilities.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1995 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another sign of the financial crunch faced by hospitals in the managed-care era, the order of Catholic nuns that owns St. Joseph Medical Center is acquiring Holy Cross Medical Center, another Catholic hospital in Mission Hills. Hospital executives said Tuesday that both institutions and their emergency rooms will remain open, and they pledged to keep providing millions of dollars in free care to the poor--a major mission of both nonprofit facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995 | TIM MAY
Holy Cross Medical Center has won the Partnership in Mission Award from the Holy Cross Health System Corp., based in Indiana. The Mission Hills hospital received the award for its Violence Prevention Program, designed to decrease violence in the community--and to reduce trips to the emergency room. The program combines education in civic and personal responsibility with gang intervention and other activities in an attempt to stem the tide of violence in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1995
A 33-year-old Palmdale woman was killed when her car rolled over several times on Pearblossom Highway Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The woman, who was not identified pending notification of her family, was heading west on Pearblossom Highway near 175th Street West about 4:05 p.m. when her car drifted off the road and rolled over as she struggled to regain control, California Highway Patrol Officer Shirley Gaines said. The woman was declared dead at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1990
Dr. David Breen, former chief of staff of Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, who helped rebuild the hospital after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, has died at his Northridge home. He was 67. He died Saturday of complications from a chronic neurological disorder, said his wife, Judy Breen. Breen, born in Ireland, attended medical school there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996 | TIM MAY
The violence-prevention program at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center continues to win awards for community services, recently garnering a 1996 Achievement Citation from the Catholic Health Assn. of the United States. The award was presented at ceremonies during the association's 81st annual assembly earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. Last November, the Mission Hills hospital won an award from the Indiana-based Holy Cross Health System Corp. for the same violence-prevention program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995
A 19-year-old woman died and three others were injured, two of them critically, when a Jeep swerved into the path of an oncoming car about 10:25 a.m. Saturday on Soledad Canyon Road, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. Delena Bitter of Canyon Country, a passenger in the Jeep, died at 1:10 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Larry Gump.
NEWS
January 23, 1995 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's chief agency for hospital safety allowed a San Fernando Valley hospital to remain open even though the agency's inspectors reported severe damage to its steel frame and warned it could collapse in an earthquake, state records show. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development permitted Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills to continue operating while undergoing extensive repairs to structural damage suffered in the Northridge earthquake.
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