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April 22, 2000
An organization representing the county's seven private hospitals said Friday that it will give the county one month to come up with a plan to share its $260-million tobacco settlement--or it will throw its money and support behind a plan that divert the money to private hands. "If we don't get significant movement in 30 days, we'll just stop wasting the county's time," said Jim Lott of the Healthcare Assn.
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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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December 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
United Blood Services, the sole nonprofit blood provider for the eight hospitals in Ventura County, is in need of donations. For an appointment to donate blood or for more information, call 654-8104 or (800) 715-3699.
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December 17, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
United Blood Services, the nonprofit blood provider for the eight hospitals in Ventura County, needs donations. The bank, whose donations have dropped because of the current cold and flu season, needs to increase its stock before the holidays, Patty Hunt of United Blood Services said. The bank is requesting donations from healthy people ages 17 and up. For an appointment, call (800) 715-3699 or register online at www.unitedbloodservices.org.
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December 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
United Blood Services is seeking donors to help bolster local blood supplies, which are 20% below normal for December. "We need 110 donations daily to meet our local patient and hospital needs, and we have not been able to do that for the past two weeks," said Patty Hunt, community relations director for United Blood Services, which is the sole nonprofit blood provider servicing all nine hospitals in Ventura County. The organization operates donor centers in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo.
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January 12, 1991 | KIM KASH
Patients who smoke at Los Robles Regional Medical Center must be rolled outside in wheelchairs to have a cigarette under a new no-smoking policy. The Thousand Oaks hospital is the only one of the eight hospitals in Ventura County to ban all smoking indoors. Previously, patients in the 288-bed facility could light up in their rooms if their doctors gave them written permission to smoke. Hospital staff and visitors had to smoke outdoors even before the new policy went into effect Jan. 1.
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January 27, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Responding to rumors at several Ventura County high schools that some blood collected during school drives contained the virus that causes AIDS, officials on Tuesday said that none of the 50,000 units they have collected countywide since 1991 have tested positive for HIV. "We've had zero for two years running now, we're ecstatic about it," said Debra Haymons, technical director of United Blood Services, the nonprofit group that provides blood to all hospitals in Ventura County.
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November 28, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
With the holiday slowdown in donations now under way, officials at United Blood Services of Ventura County have come up with a seasonal incentive: free pumpkin pie and TV football to anyone donating a pint of blood today. "We have been hesitant to open on holidays and weekends because we're not always able to recruit donors," said Christine Fleming, whose job at United Blood Services is to round up donors. United Blood Services supplies blood to all of the hospitals in Ventura County.
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September 20, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI
A statewide blood shortage has hit Ventura County, prompting a local agency on Friday to appeal to local residents to give blood. United Blood Services, the sole nonprofit blood provider serving all eight hospitals in Ventura County, issued a plea due in part to a shortfall of 582 donors last month, spokeswoman Patty Hunt said. United Blood Services also supplies blood used by county patients when they are treated at UCLA Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center or the City of Hope.
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July 4, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK
Hoping to draw attention to their breast cancer detection and treatment center, officials at Simi Valley Hospital announced they would rename their facility for former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The Simi Valley center, formerly known as the Aspen Breast Center, is home to a variety of machines designed to provide early detection of breast cancer.
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