May 8, 2004 |
The Veterans Affairs Department will spend $6.1 billion over the next seven years to improve medical care for veterans in a nationwide restructuring. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi said the percentage of veterans using VA health care is expected to increase from 28% today to 30% in 2012 and 33% in 2022. Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., will see hospitals built as part of the VA's plan. Denver's aging VA medical center will be replaced.
October 31, 2004 |
A district attorney said he was trying to determine whether Charles Cullen could be compelled to appear in court so relatives of the patients he was accused of killing could confront him if he was sentenced to life in prison. Cullen, a former registered nurse, is expected to plead guilty in the next few weeks to charges he killed six patients at two hospitals with lethal doses of medication.
December 16, 2003 |
A critical-care nurse told investigators he killed 30 to 40 patients over the last 16 years and quietly but firmly confessed Monday in a Somerset County courtroom, ignoring a judge's repeated requests to remain silent. Charles Cullen, 43, who worked at hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, was charged with murder in the death of a Roman Catholic clergyman and with the attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman.
October 22, 1998 |
The Cooper Cos. Inc. said Wednesday it plans to sell three psychiatric hospitals to Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services Inc. for $30 million. If the deal proceeds, the Irvine company said it would take a "large write-off" related to shedding a business that last year accounted for about a third of its $141.5 million in revenue.
October 22, 1998 |
Cooper Cos. said Wednesday it plans to sell three psychiatric hospitals to Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services Inc. for $30 million. If the deal proceeds, the Irvine company said it would take a "large write-off" related to shedding a business that last year accounted for about a third of its $141.5 million in revenue. Cooper said the divestiture will allow it to focus on its business of making contact lenses, equipment for gynecological examinations and other biomedical devices.
December 8, 1985 |
A 109-year-old veteran of the Spanish-American War and the Boxer Rebellion, believed to be the United States' oldest serviceman, died Thursday at the age of 109, officials said. Doctors at the Veterans Administration Medical Center here said Walter Pleate died of bronchial pneumonia. "He just wouldn't wake up," said R. W. Mengel, a hospital spokesman. "The parts just normally gave out, like a car." Born on Oct.