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April 30, 1990 | Leslie Berkman, Times staff writer
After five years of planning, American Medical International Inc. is about to open the first hospital in the city of Irvine. If the fire marshal and state licensing authorities give the final approvals, Irvine Medical Center at Sand Canyon Avenue and Alton Parkway will start accepting patients on June 11. At the helm of Irvine Medical as its president will be John C. Gaffney, who has overseen construction of the 177-bed facility.
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April 30, 1990 | Leslie Berkman, Times staff writer
After five years of planning, American Medical International Inc. is about to open the first hospital in the city of Irvine. If the fire marshal and state licensing authorities give the final approvals, Irvine Medical Center at Sand Canyon Avenue and Alton Parkway will start accepting patients on June 11. At the helm of Irvine Medical as its president will be John C. Gaffney, who has overseen construction of the 177-bed facility.
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May 27, 1988 | Leslie Berkman, Times staff writer
Timothy V. Wolf, vice president and controller of Irvine-based Taco Bell, has been elected to the board of directors of the 177-bed Irvine Medical Center, scheduled to open in the early summer of 1989. Wolf's election was the last step in a restructuring of the hospital board of directors. The restructuring is aimed at preparing the hospital to shift from a planning to an operating mode, according to Irvine Medical Center President John C. Gaffney.
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November 5, 1987
After many delays and nearly two decades of controversy, steel has begun to rise on the site of the city's first hospital, Irvine Medical Center. "The steel now rising out of the ground represents about 25% completion of the framing of two floors of the ancillary building of Irvine's own community hospital," according to John C. Gaffney, president of the facility. The hospital is owned by American Medical International, a private chain based in Beverly Hills.
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July 11, 1986 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
The former administrator of American Medical International's teaching hospital in Omaha, Neb., will be director of the hospital chain's 177-bed medical complex to be built in Irvine, AMI officials announced Thursday. John C. Gaffney, director of AMI's Great Plains Division and former executive director of St.
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August 4, 1991 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost a year after it opened, the Irvine Medical Center still has more empty beds than it would like and more troubles than it bargained on. The center's woes have prompted layoffs and stirred rumors in the medical community that it might be up for sale. But hospital officials, while acknowledging that the center has problems, angrily deny that there are plans to put it on the auction block.
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April 26, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Nothing about the two-decade effort to build Irvine's first hospital has been easy or uncomplicated. Even as earthmovers last week graded the proposed site for the Irvine Medical Center (IMC), at Alton Parkway and Sand Canyon Avenue, and construction workers laid water pipes for the $93-million, privately operated hospital, there was considerable debate over whether the structure will ever get off the ground. John C.
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March 24, 1988 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Marc Richmond practices what some of his colleagues in Irvine call "freeway medicine." He belongs to the staffs of five geographically scattered hospitals and spends a lot of time on the road. On a recent weekday, it took Richmond more than two hours to visit a patient with a heart condition at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and a newborn at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange because "there was an accident on the Santa Ana Freeway."
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