October 7, 1988
The only hospital in western Nevada County will put management to work in its emergency and intensive-care departments if mediation fails to avert a threatened strike. A union representing nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and housekeepers at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has given formal notice that it intends to strike Tuesday unless the hospital makes an "acceptable offer" for pay raises, work conditions and benefits.
September 26, 1997 |
In a city known for its freewheeling, money-grasping culture, Columbia Sunrise Medical Center seems right at home. This is a hospital that once raffled Caribbean cruises to physicians who admitted the most patients on slow weekends. And that was before the hospital got a new owner four years ago: Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., whose aggressive business tactics, local medical people say, made the previous owners look like nickel-slot players.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 |
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.
February 4, 2010 |
Two casino patrons were killed and at least seven injured Wednesday in the southern Nevada resort town of Laughlin when a driver smashed through the glass doors of the Edgewater Hotel & Casino and plowed into several banks of slot machines. Driver Walter McGie, 70, of Kelso, Wash., was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of reckless driving causing death, said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which patrols much of Clark County. The crash remains under investigation.
June 2, 1986 |
The driver of a tour bus that plunged into an icy river in the eastern Sierra, killing at least 18 elderly passengers, was fired last year by another excursion company after authorities stopped his loaded bus and arrested him for driving with a suspended license and failing to respond to traffic warrants, the man's former employer said Sunday. Meanwhile, a California Highway Patrol officer probing Friday's crash told The Times that the driver, Ernst A.
June 1, 1986 |
The driver of a tour bus that careened into an eastern Sierra river, killing at least 18 elderly Santa Monica residents, was convicted four times for speeding--at least twice in buses--and was involved in a traffic collision and caught driving with a suspended license, all within the past 2 1/2 years, authorities said Saturday.