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September 14, 1988
Angrily denouncing Los Angeles County for its unwillingness to continue bailing out the city's financially troubled private hospital emergency rooms, executives of key private hospitals in Los Angeles said Tuesday that they are forming a joint lobbying group with downtown businessmen, community representatives, hospital administrators and physicians.
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October 22, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Tiny 10-day-old Hunter Carrillo lay sedated on an elevated bed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hooked to a massive machine taking the place of his heart, lungs and kidneys. His parents, Tami and Joe, hovered nervously nearby. Every few minutes, Tami Carrillo carefully stepped around the tangle of cords and monitors to get a closer look at her newborn son and to briefly hold his fingers. For nearly a week, the Carrillos have watched as a team of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, cardiologists and surgeons worked around-the-clock, helping Hunter recover from an infection that caused him to stop breathing and his heart to stop pumping.
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May 2, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI and SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hospitals in Los Angeles showed the strain Friday of more than 48 hours of unremitting street violence as supplies ran low and fatigue overtook medical staff tending to more than 1,800 people injured in the mayhem. At the hard-hit hospitals nearest the violence, "they are practicing battlefield medicine, and they are completely exhausted," said David Langness, spokesman for the Hospital Council of Southern California. By late Friday the stream of injured had slowed considerably, officials said.
SPORTS
October 10, 2012 | By Mark Medina
For all of his countless support during the past four years as a Laker, Pau Gasol will be honored with the "Courage to Care" award Oct. 20 at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles' gala titled "Noche de Ninos" at The Event Deck in L.A. Live. Gasol has appeared at Children's Hospital more than 10 times since joining the Lakers in 2008, and the visits went beyond photo opportunities. As a former medical student at the University of Barcelona, Gasol viewed three spinal surgeries, including one I caught on video this past summer.
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September 19, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Administrators at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center ended a two-day lockout Friday, allowing more than 200 unionized nurses to return to work. The nurses had staged a one-day strike Tuesday. The hospital responded by hiring a replacement firm to provide temporary nurses, locking out the union workers. The union has filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board on the hospital lockout.
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October 1, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
St. Vincent's Medical Center is Los Angeles' oldest hospital and, in the midst of its sprawling, palm-dotted campus, sits a six-story building, home to the Daughters of Charity, the families of out-of-town patients and the only history center and museum of its kind in the West. What began five years ago as Sister Helen Carmody's personal rescue of dumpster-bound memorabilia is now a 3,000-square-foot repository, research center and museum that encompasses the history of medicine in Los Angeles.
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October 21, 1998 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Both new and veteran hospital staff members got a graphic introduction to the trauma of gang warfare Tuesday, viewing photos of patients who had been wounded and hearing from emergency room doctors. Doctors and staff at County-USC Medical Center deal with an average of seven gunshot victims a day, many of them the result of gang violence. Audience members listened intently with audible gasps and later expressed shock at the presentation. Dr.
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June 29, 1997 | Cecilia Rasmussen
For six decades, it stood on a hill overlooking the Los Angeles River, protecting more than 9,000 children and guarded by an angel of mercy carved from stone. Inside their five-story, red-brick landmark, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul--kept equally steady vigilance over their young charges at the Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.
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January 27, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer,
Dr. Walter Wieman, seated amid half-filled packing boxes in a disheveled office, cocks his head to one side, trying to extract dates from his memory. The photograph, he decides, was taken in about 1916 in front of his aunt's house on a high, grassy hill that loomed over a valley dotted with cottages. Plopped on the ground in front of the nine standing adults are two little boys, one being Wieman at age 12.
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May 11, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Pounding on a table, state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) asserted Tuesday that "a lot of people will probably die" unless Gov. George Deukmejian takes action to head off a potential crisis threatening the area's emergency care network. Two major downtown hospitals have announced that on June 1 their emergency rooms will close to paramedic ambulances.
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October 1, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
They aren't laughing at Children's Hospital Los Angeles over the clown billboards and bus stop ads around town advertising "Childrens Hospital. " Administrators of the Sunset Boulevard hospital have issued a memo to staff members assuring them that the promotions for the weekly Adult Swim cable TV network's show of that name are not part of a hospital advertising campaign gone awry. The billboards depict a doctor in clown makeup who is more likely to yell at kids than cure them.
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August 4, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
As Carolina Herrera explained her biomedical research on inflammatory bowel disease, her audience sat wide-eyed, listening intently while chomping on egg sandwiches. The feasibility of a drug that would heal ulcers in the colon is not typical conversation fodder for teenagers - let alone over breakfast. But the students in the room were budding scientists unfazed by the seemingly unappetizing topic. The 16 students are taking part in the Latino & African-American High School Internship Program - a rigorous science program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles aimed at encouraging minority students to pursue a career in science or medicine.
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May 30, 2012 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
Barbara Britt has a song in her head, a campfire tune that she learned years ago. I'm a little piece of tin. Its silliness, she knew, would keep her upbeat for the appointment she had with James Lee, the 12-year-old with a tumor in his brain stem. Nobody knows where I have been. James was one of nearly a dozen patients scheduled for today's clinic, and Britt, a nurse care manager at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has found that songs keep her from becoming overwhelmed by the lives of her patients and their families.
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July 18, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
A transportation event began early Sunday morning that had been more than a year in the making, involving complex logistics, critical timing, hundreds of participants and precious cargo. It took place not on a Los Angeles freeway but in the corridors of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where nearly 200 patients, from tiny newborns swaddled in color-coded blankets to teenagers, were carefully moved to a new $636-million facility that will utilize the most advanced technologies. More than 600 medical staff underwent months of intensive training and preparation, and the hospital set up a command center to monitor the progress of each patient being moved from the old hospital to the adjoining seven-story Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion.
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April 14, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A Los Angeles jury Tuesday found in favor of Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and two doctors in a $19-million civil lawsuit filed by a Tujunga man who said they had operated on his infant son without his consent. Eduardo Rivas, 43, sued in Los Angeles County Superior Court in June, alleging that doctors had operated on his 6-month-old son, Nathan, to repair a double hernia in 2007 after he had refused permission. After the surgery, Nathan, who was born four months premature and arrived at the hospital with a nasal breathing tube, became dependent on a ventilator and feeding tube, according to Rivas' Beverly Hills-based lawyer, Nathaniel Friedman.
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August 19, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
In a move intended to pressure University of California leaders, Los Angeles County supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to ask the university's regents to commit to partnering with the county to reopen the long-troubled Martin Luther King Jr. hospital by 2012. The vote authorizes the county's chief executive, William T Fujioka, to move beyond closed-door negotiations and take the county's proposal to the UC Board of Regents meeting next month. The Willowbrook facility, formerly known as King-Drew Medical Center and King-Harbor Hospital, closed to inpatient services two years ago and since has operated as an outpatient clinic.
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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.
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October 8, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month ago, Irene Dutcher wasn't sure her son Ryan would live, let alone be able to walk. Doctors at a Santa Barbara hospital told Dutcher it was unlikely her 9-year-old boy would survive the 16,000-volt shock he received after touching a transformer box at a power substation near Santa Barbara.
HEALTH
August 2, 2004 | Daffodil J. Altan, Times Staff Writer
Massage therapist Shay Beider's clients are usually attached to gawky high-tech machines, intravenous tubes or seated in wheelchairs. Today, her 4 p.m. appointment is with David Johnson. The 5-year-old, who grabs at the netting around his bed and grunts softly, is relearning how to talk and walk after a hit-and-run accident in April left him in a coma. Beider rubs scented almond oil into her hands and closes her eyes.
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September 16, 2001 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a board member of Padres Contra El Cancer--Parents Against Cancer--Michael Velazquez knew he should have been trying harder to raise funds. The nonprofit group that helps stricken children and their low-income families cope with the disease was on the verge of closing.
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