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October 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Moreno Valley, a rapidly growing city in Riverside County, opened its first hospital, a 96-bed facility to be managed as a joint venture of the Hemet Valley Hospital District and St. Joseph Health System of Orange. Previously, residents had to travel to Riverside or Loma Linda for hospital care. The Moreno Valley Medical Center occupies a 20-acre site at 27300 Iris Ave., cost $42 million to build and is designed to accommodate expansion up to 250 beds, according to spokesman Larry Berenato.
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June 15, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to overhaul a public hospital unit responsible for examining sexual abuse victims, which a recent grand jury report criticized for being so poorly run that at least two criminal cases were dismissed. The Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the county's only public hospital, is required to provide personnel trained to examine victims of sexual assault, including child molestation.
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September 3, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The emergency room attendants who fell ill last February while treating a dying cancer patient in the so-called mystery fumes case probably succumbed to mass hysteria, the state Department of Health Services concluded in a report released Friday. It is also plausible, state officials said, that a few hospital staff members were exposed to something that made them ill and that others reacted to the stressful situation.
NEWS
March 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Riverside County has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by relatives of a woman who died the night members of Riverside General Hospital's emergency room staff were overcome by mysterious fumes. The family of Gloria Ramirez sued the hospital and county officials, charging that doctors did not treat her correctly the night she died. They also contend that hospital officials failed to notify her in 1991 that a Pap smear showed she was developing cancer. Ramirez, 31, died Feb.
NEWS
March 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Riverside County has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by relatives of a woman who died the night members of Riverside General Hospital's emergency room staff were overcome by mysterious fumes. The family of Gloria Ramirez sued the hospital and county officials, charging that doctors did not treat her correctly the night she died. They also contend that hospital officials failed to notify her in 1991 that a Pap smear showed she was developing cancer. Ramirez, 31, died Feb.
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March 30, 1994 | Associated Press
The Riverside County coroner's office said Tuesday it has released the body of Gloria Ramirez, who died in an emergency room after mysterious fumes sickened medical workers and led to the facility's evacuation. The coroner's office said Ramirez's family could claim the body, but would have to keep it sealed in a casket until burial. On Feb. 19, six emergency room workers were sickened or collapsed at Riverside General Hospital while treating Ramirez, a cancer patient.
NEWS
March 4, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of the woman whom authorities believe was the source of toxic fumes that forced evacuation of Riverside General Hospital's emergency room said Thursday they are angry that she has been cast as a "toxic monster" and blamed the hospital for her death. "Whatever killed her is something she breathed at the hospital," said David Garcia, the brother-in-law of Gloria Ramirez, who died in the emergency room Feb. 19.
NEWS
August 16, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concluding a six-month investigation, the state's occupational safety office said Monday it found nothing at Riverside General Hospital which could account for the notorious "mystery fumes" that hospitalized six people and led to the evacuation of the emergency room in February.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Riverside General Hospital was accused this week by state health officials of improperly medicating and underfeeding sick patients, as well as violating standard hospital practices necessary to prevent infection and assure quality medical care. An investigation of the 352-bed county hospital in Riverside was undertaken after an analysis of nationwide Medicare mortality data ranked Riverside and several other California hospitals in the bottom 50 of 5,577 hospitals nationwide.
NEWS
March 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
The plumbing at Riverside General Hospital could not have leaked toxic fumes that overcame an emergency room crew treating a patient in February, authorities said Tuesday. A review of the plumbing system eliminated any possible link between pipes in the hospital and the Feb. 19 incident in which patient Gloria Ramirez died and six doctors, nurses and attendants got sick or passed out after some noticed an ammonia-like smell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The emergency room attendants who fell ill last February while treating a dying cancer patient in the so-called mystery fumes case probably succumbed to mass hysteria, the state Department of Health Services concluded in a report released Friday. It is also plausible, state officials said, that a few hospital staff members were exposed to something that made them ill and that others reacted to the stressful situation.
NEWS
August 16, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concluding a six-month investigation, the state's occupational safety office said Monday it found nothing at Riverside General Hospital which could account for the notorious "mystery fumes" that hospitalized six people and led to the evacuation of the emergency room in February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994 | Associated Press
The Riverside County coroner's office said Tuesday it has released the body of Gloria Ramirez, who died in an emergency room after mysterious fumes sickened medical workers and led to the facility's evacuation. The coroner's office said Ramirez's family could claim the body, but would have to keep it sealed in a casket until burial. On Feb. 19, six emergency room workers were sickened or collapsed at Riverside General Hospital while treating Ramirez, a cancer patient.
NEWS
March 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
The plumbing at Riverside General Hospital could not have leaked toxic fumes that overcame an emergency room crew treating a patient in February, authorities said Tuesday. A review of the plumbing system eliminated any possible link between pipes in the hospital and the Feb. 19 incident in which patient Gloria Ramirez died and six doctors, nurses and attendants got sick or passed out after some noticed an ammonia-like smell.
NEWS
March 4, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of the woman whom authorities believe was the source of toxic fumes that forced evacuation of Riverside General Hospital's emergency room said Thursday they are angry that she has been cast as a "toxic monster" and blamed the hospital for her death. "Whatever killed her is something she breathed at the hospital," said David Garcia, the brother-in-law of Gloria Ramirez, who died in the emergency room Feb. 19.
NEWS
October 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Moreno Valley, a rapidly growing city in Riverside County, opened its first hospital, a 96-bed facility to be managed as a joint venture of the Hemet Valley Hospital District and St. Joseph Health System of Orange. Previously, residents had to travel to Riverside or Loma Linda for hospital care. The Moreno Valley Medical Center occupies a 20-acre site at 27300 Iris Ave., cost $42 million to build and is designed to accommodate expansion up to 250 beds, according to spokesman Larry Berenato.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to overhaul a public hospital unit responsible for examining sexual abuse victims, which a recent grand jury report criticized for being so poorly run that at least two criminal cases were dismissed. The Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the county's only public hospital, is required to provide personnel trained to examine victims of sexual assault, including child molestation.
NEWS
May 9, 1989
Eight of 25 children headed for a Riverside junior high school were slightly injured when a truck rig slammed into their school bus, authorities said. The injured youngsters, ranging in age from 12 to 14, were taken to three hospitals, but Riverside County Fire Capt. Gary Vanderhorst said all the injuries were minor. Truck driver Carter McGhee, 30, and a passenger, John Rossi, 24, were taken to Riverside General Hospital, where Rossi was treated and released. McGhee was in good condition with undisclosed injuries.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Riverside General Hospital was accused this week by state health officials of improperly medicating and underfeeding sick patients, as well as violating standard hospital practices necessary to prevent infection and assure quality medical care. An investigation of the 352-bed county hospital in Riverside was undertaken after an analysis of nationwide Medicare mortality data ranked Riverside and several other California hospitals in the bottom 50 of 5,577 hospitals nationwide.
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