CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1992 |
Humana Hospital-Westminster will close Sunday, raising concerns about the diminished availability of emergency care in the city, which will be left without a hospital within its boundaries. The hospital, which has provided traditional services for 35 years, is being sold to Vencor Inc. and will be converted into a facility for critical care patients referred from other county hospitals who need to be kept on ventilators. The deal is expected to close escrow Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 |
A couple who sued Humana Hospital-Huntington Beach for medical malpractice were awarded more than $377,000 Thursday, their attorney said. Al and Louise Sanbrano of Huntington Beach alleged in their lawsuit that hospital nurses were negligent in leaving an intravenous needle in Al Sanbrano's arm too long, causing him to get an internal infection. Attorney Daniel M.
October 18, 1991 |
Humana Hospitals pays $8.35 for a pair of crutches and then bills patients $103.65 for them. Rubber arm pads for the crutches, which cost the hospital 90 cents, add another $23.75 to the patient's bill, and the 71-cent rubber tips cost the patient $15.95. "The now-famous $640 Pentagon toilet seat pales in the face of some of these hospital charges," Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.
July 24, 1991
Wendell Cherry, 55, founder of Humana Inc., which operates a nationwide chain of hospitals and provides health insurance for 1.6 million Americans. Cherry founded Humana with David A. Jones in 1961. An attorney, he also was an avid art collector who once paid $5.3 million for a self-portrait of Picasso. He also produced Broadway shows, including "The Secret Garden," and was president of the old American Basketball Assn.
October 8, 1985
Michael B. McCallister was named executive director of Humana Hospital-West Hills in Canoga Park. McCallister previously was executive director of Humana Hospital-West Anaheim. McCallister replaces Donald J. Stewart, who was appointed vice president for medical network development at Humana's Louisville headquarters.