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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Camarillo State Hospital in Ventura County have been accredited for the first time by the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals in Chicago, state Mental Health Director Dr. D. Michael O'Connor has announced. All five state mental hospitals now have three-year accreditations from the commission.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Camarillo State Hospital in Ventura County have been accredited for the first time by the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals in Chicago, state Mental Health Director Dr. D. Michael O'Connor has announced. All five state mental hospitals now have three-year accreditations from the commission.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1987
The county mental health hospital in Hillcrest has received full accreditation, officials of the county Department of Health Services said Tuesday. Karenlee Robinson, administrator of the hospital, said the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals has withdrawn the conditions it applied in 1985 to the troubled facility's accreditation. At that time, the commission faulted the hospital's monitoring and evaluation of dental, pathology, laboratory and radiology services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1987 | From A Times Staff Writer
All five California mental hospitals have been accredited for the first time in state history to reach a "milestone of humanity," Gov. George Deukmejian announced Saturday in his weekly radio address. The accreditation of Metropolitan, Camarillo, Patton, Atascadero and Napa Hospitals, which contain 4,800 patients, was granted by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. Fewer than 25% of the nation's 260 state mental hospitals meet commission requirements, the governor said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1995
On Jan. 18, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times concerning the establishment of emergency treatment stations in Calabasas. There were several misstatements attributed to Dr. Arnold Bresky that I would like to clarify. Dr. Bresky is quoted as saying that in the time following the Northridge earthquake, West Hills Regional Medical Center was not working or able to function effectively. This is totally erroneous. More than 300 patients were treated after the earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in the Emergency Department at West Hills Regional Medical Center.
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July 14, 1985 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
Since the day more than 45 years ago when President Franklin D. Roosevelt personally sketched for Navy architects his vision for an imposing 15-story tower, Bethesda Naval Medical Center in suburban Bethesda, Md., has become synonymous with presidential health. But the hospital where President Reagan on Saturday underwent surgery for removal of a large growth in his intestine has been rocked in recent months by medical scandal.
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January 11, 1986 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian's proposed state budget contains nearly $1 billion for mental health, including substantial increases for state hospitals, community mental health programs and more staff to improve patient treatment. The proposal earmarks $369 million for the state hospitals, up $66 million from the current level, and $607 million for community mental health services, a $34-million jump over this fiscal year. Nearly $36.5 million is targeted for hospital building improvements, Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2001
Re "Looming Crisis in Nursing," editorial, May 21: The nursing shortage has many causes: increased workload due to sicker patients in fewer hospitals; lower budget for bedside care due to lower reimbursement and greater drug and technology costs; competing vocations, including advanced practice nursing and greater pay for nurse administrators; and a dumbing down of daily chores due to charting requirements. Medicare, the California Department of Health Care Services and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals have developed requirements for documentation that consume up to 20% of nursing staff time.
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March 25, 1994 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samuel J. Tibbitts, a nationally recognized Southern California health care expert who created innovative cost-curbing group health delivery systems, has died. He was 69. Tibbitts died in his sleep Sunday in his Burbank home. He was chairman of the board of the nonprofit UniHealth America, which he had headed since he helped create it in 1988 by merging his Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California and HealthWest.
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November 5, 1986 | Associated Press
A coming change in the way hospitals are certified will hold medical institutions more responsible for providing quality care, the nation's largest hospital accreditation agency said Tuesday. The new method will measure the quality of care that hospitals provide rather than their ability to provide it, said Dr. Dennis O'Leary, president of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.
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