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August 21, 1998 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Closing an investigation that began in July, state officials have determined that Ventura County Medical Center properly cared for a 1-year-old Oxnard girl who suffered from a flesh-eating bacteria. "The investigation was limited to the complaint and the complaint was whether the county handled the case appropriately," said Lea Brooks, spokeswoman for the state Department of Health Services. The complaint was filed after questions were raised by the child's grandmother.
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July 1, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Ojai Valley Community Hospital has entered talks with Community Memorial in Ventura on a possible merger, a deal that could see the loss of Ventura County's last remaining independent rural hospital. Talks began six weeks ago and will include the exchange of financial information to determine whether an affiliation would be economically viable for both sides, said Gary Wilde, chief executive officer of the larger and more profitable Community Memorial Hospital.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Ventura, they know how to take things seriously without leaving congeniality in the dust. The Ventura Chamber Music Festival opened its fifth annual event with a down-home flavor, a literal sampler of fanfares and some serious Brahms. Before Friday night's official opening concert by the Muir Quartet, festivities included Thursday's "Appalachian Spring Fling" at the historic Olivas Adobe.
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February 26, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Santa Barbara hospital administrator has been chosen to lead Community Memorial Hospital five months after trustees at the Ventura facility forced the embattled executive director to resign. The board of trustees announced Wednesday that Gary Wilde, 48, would replace Michael Bakst, who left the hospital in October after an 18-month power struggle with about 100 members of the medical staff. Wilde "has tremendous people skills," said Gary Wolfe, board vice chairman.
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March 6, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, the two institutions had peacefully coexisted as neighbors in central Ventura--the county hospital ministering to the poor and the community hospital treating the rest. There were occasional tensions--disputes over how two large hospitals just three blocks apart should divvy up medical services. But the same doctors worked at both the private Community Memorial Hospital and public Ventura County Medical Center. And disputes were usually resolved.
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July 27, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS and PHYLLIS W. JORDAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying that Ventura County Medical Center has overstepped its legal role of treating the poor, rival Community Memorial Hospital filed suit Tuesday to stop the nearby public hospital's alleged competition for privately insured patients. The lawsuit caps 18 months of acrimony between the two hospitals, located just three blocks apart in central Ventura.
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October 1, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An arsonist's spark touched off a brush fire Wednesday that consumed more than 450 acres of sun-dried vegetation in the hills and oil fields at the northwestern border of Ventura, county fire officials said. The fire briefly threatened condominiums and the Vista del Mar Psychiatric Hospital on Seneca Street, and it burned to within 100 yards of a 50,000-gallon natural gas tank in the Texaco oil field off of Ventura Avenue.
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March 29, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After calling for an easing of tensions three weeks ago, a private Ventura hospital has enlisted its workers to mount an aggressive grass-roots campaign to kill a planned $30-million wing at the county hospital three blocks away. Administrators at private Community Memorial Hospital have asked employees to rally friends and neighbors against renovation and expansion of Ventura County Medical Center.
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January 22, 1992 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying police have to round up escapees from the county mental hospital "a dozen or more times a week," Ventura Police Chief Richard Thomas on Tuesday called for better security at the facility. "I would like to see more ability to hold people and tighter security," Thomas said. "I think the current ability has been eroded, mainly due to budget problems."
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July 24, 1991 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to cap the garage at Ventura's Community Memorial Hospital with two more floors of parking and a landing pad for emergency helicopters won approval Tuesday evening from the Ventura Planning Commission. The 186-space addition to the two-story garage on Loma Vista Road is scheduled to be completed by February. The commission voted 7 to 0 to approve the addition.
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May 2, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Thursday postponed a hearing on a physicians' lawsuit against Ventura's Community Memorial Hospital, but attorneys argued the issues anyway in new court documents and verbal broadsides.
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March 16, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Numerous past and present physician leaders at Community Memorial Hospital are rebelling against what they consider heavy-handed, and perhaps illegal, tactics by top administrators and the board of trustees at the Ventura medical center. The doctors say executives at the 242-bed hospital have jeopardized patient care and violated physician rights, including the seizure of about $250,000 in medical staff funds, during the last year.
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September 12, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a bad back and no car, Maria Ortiz has enough difficulty getting from her home to her neighborhood medical clinic seven blocks away. Now the 66-year-old Santa Paula woman worries the clinic might close, forcing her and others in the area to seek treatment at the county hospital in Ventura, where their Medicare insurance is accepted.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Ventura, they know how to take things seriously without leaving congeniality in the dust. The Ventura Chamber Music Festival opened its fifth annual event with a down-home flavor, a literal sampler of fanfares and some serious Brahms. Before Friday night's official opening concert by the Muir Quartet, festivities included Thursday's "Appalachian Spring Fling" at the historic Olivas Adobe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1998 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Closing an investigation that began in July, state officials have determined that Ventura County Medical Center properly cared for a 1-year-old Oxnard girl who suffered from a flesh-eating bacteria. "The investigation was limited to the complaint and the complaint was whether the county handled the case appropriately," said Lea Brooks, spokeswoman for the state Department of Health Services. The complaint was filed after questions were raised by the child's grandmother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS and PHYLLIS W. JORDAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying that Ventura County Medical Center has overstepped its legal role of treating the poor, rival Community Memorial Hospital filed suit Tuesday to stop the nearby public hospital's alleged competition for privately insured patients. The lawsuit caps 18 months of acrimony between the two hospitals, located just three blocks apart in central Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Ojai Valley Community Hospital has entered talks with Community Memorial in Ventura on a possible merger, a deal that could see the loss of Ventura County's last remaining independent rural hospital. Talks began six weeks ago and will include the exchange of financial information to determine whether an affiliation would be economically viable for both sides, said Gary Wilde, chief executive officer of the larger and more profitable Community Memorial Hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a bad back and no car, Maria Ortiz has enough difficulty getting from her home to her neighborhood medical clinic seven blocks away. Now the 66-year-old Santa Paula woman worries the clinic might close, forcing her and others in the area to seek treatment at the county hospital in Ventura, where their Medicare insurance is accepted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After calling for an easing of tensions three weeks ago, a private Ventura hospital has enlisted its workers to mount an aggressive grass-roots campaign to kill a planned $30-million wing at the county hospital three blocks away. Administrators at private Community Memorial Hospital have asked employees to rally friends and neighbors against renovation and expansion of Ventura County Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, the two institutions had peacefully coexisted as neighbors in central Ventura--the county hospital ministering to the poor and the community hospital treating the rest. There were occasional tensions--disputes over how two large hospitals just three blocks apart should divvy up medical services. But the same doctors worked at both the private Community Memorial Hospital and public Ventura County Medical Center. And disputes were usually resolved.
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