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April 20, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center complex was suspended for five days and transferred to a new assignment in the continuing aftermath of the shootings of three physicians at a hospital emergency room in February, county officials said Monday. Jerry L. Buckingham said Monday that he plans a legal fight to get his job back, declaring that county Department of Health Services Director Robert C. Gates was making him a scapegoat for the shootings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center complex was suspended for five days and transferred to a new assignment in the continuing aftermath of the shootings of three physicians at a hospital emergency room in February, county officials said Monday. Jerry L. Buckingham said Monday that he plans a legal fight to get his job back, declaring that county Department of Health Services Director Robert C. Gates was making him a scapegoat for the shootings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward L. Martinez, a career administrator for Los Angeles County health and community services, has been appointed to the top post at General Hospital, the largest of the county's public hospitals and part of the County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights. Martinez, 47, replaces Richard Cordova, who left this month to become chief executive officer at San Francisco General Hospital. From 1987 to 1990, Martinez served under Cordova as associate administrator of General Hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two top doctors at County-USC Medical Center have threatened to shut down emergency services next month unless more money is made available to hire moonlighting physicians to help ease staff shortages. Dr. Gail Anderson, chairman of the department of emergency medicine, has said in a letter to hospital administrators that he may have to shut down the main emergency room's "walk-in" clinic on July 1. Dr.
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December 16, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Doctors at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center are pleading for relief from overcrowding in the hospital's emergency room that they say is forcing physicians to ration health care and has resulted in several patient deaths. With unusual candor, both hospital administrators and county health officials acknowledge that intolerable conditions exist, yet solutions are beyond their control. "The much-dreaded era of 'rationing' is upon us," said Jerry L.
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May 13, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the barrios of East Los Angeles, just around the corner from the dilapidated County-USC Medical Center, a glossy new $157-million private hospital will be dedicated this week amid great fanfare. They make an odd couple. County-USC is huge, understaffed and jammed with the poorest people in the county. Built in 1933 with taxpayers' money, it is deteriorating because of the lack of it.
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