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March 10, 1989
Kaiser Permanente Hospital in West Los Angeles is investigating whether a mother was presented with the wrong baby when she left the maternity ward, spokesmen for the family and the hospital said Thursday. Rosetta Kirks of Inglewood gave birth on Feb. 11 and a few days later took home the baby she believed to be her new son, spokesman Shelly Shellmire said. As the days passed, however, the baby seemed smaller and shorter than when first born.
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November 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
State health regulators cited a second Kaiser Permanente hospital in the Bay Area for giving the wrong medication this summer to a patient who later died. The California Department of Health Services determined that officials at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara were "deficient" in their care of Josephine Frances Hart, 12. The girl had been hospitalized with pneumonia and died the same day in August that she received a double dose of the drug epinephrine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
State health regulators cited a second Kaiser Permanente hospital in the Bay Area for giving the wrong medication this summer to a patient who later died. The California Department of Health Services determined that officials at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara were "deficient" in their care of Josephine Frances Hart, 12. The girl had been hospitalized with pneumonia and died the same day in August that she received a double dose of the drug epinephrine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Long before Henry J. Kaiser's name became associated with health care, his empire spanned North America on sturdy legs of steel, cement and aluminum. He almost single-handedly laid the foundation for the West's industrial boom, along with one of the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organizations. Both ventures stemmed from his longtime motto: "Find a need and fill it."
NEWS
March 11, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON and LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writers
After unknowingly nurturing the wrong babies for three weeks, two mothers were reunited Friday with their infant sons--who had been switched through a rare hospital mix-up. After a series of blood and genetic tests, officials of Kaiser Permanente Hospital in West Los Angeles confirmed late Friday that each woman had been sent home last month from the facility's maternity ward with the other's baby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Woodland Hills woman who alleged that she was raped by an emergency room nurse has won a $225,000 settlement from Kaiser Permanente hospitals in a case that involved unsuccessful attempts to use advanced "genetic fingerprinting" techniques. The award to Deborah Haywood was made by a three-man arbitration panel. Haywood's attorney said he would pursue further legal action against Kaiser Permanente, which maintains that there was no rape. On Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reading isn't a chore for kids in Bellflower. It's a job. That's because youngsters at two elementary schools have been paid to read books in an unusual literacy program organized by a local hospital and a group of volunteers. Children with the poorest reading habits and lowest literacy levels were "hired" for the three-month project. Their salary was set at $1.50 for each volume they read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1986 | ANDREW C. REVKIN, Times Staff Writer
When an alarm designed to signal a leak of a dangerous gas went off twice in one day at a Woodland Hills hospital, it forced the evacuation of about 75 patients and employees, sent about 40 people to the emergency room complaining of minor symptoms, and required the attention of 15 fire companies and two hazardous-materials units. Nevertheless, two weeks after the July 16 incident at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center on De Soto Avenue, county health officials say the alarm was probably false.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Rosetta Kirks had learned what each cry meant during the first month she held, cooed over and cuddled the infant she thought was hers. And new mother Firdowsa Ahmed Maillet knew just how to cradle her baby to her bosom so that he would sleep peacefully. Now, they must learn these things all over again--with different baby boys. Kirks and Maillet were sent home with the wrong babies--each other's baby--when they left the maternity ward at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in West Los Angeles last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY
About 50 Kaiser Permanente workers and patients were evacuated Friday from medical offices and eight were treated at local hospitals after they complained of smelling a mysterious foul odor and feeling lightheaded, fire officials said. The Huntington Beach Fire Department's hazardous-materials team responded to a call at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program medical offices on Beach Boulevard about 2 p.m., said Capt. Billy Ogden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2001 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Monday that the state's HMO czar, Daniel Zingale, should not be held in contempt of court for fining Kaiser Permanente $1.1 million based on alleged lapses in patient care. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew was a victory for Zingale in a larger fight over the state's ability to fine HMOs. If it had gone the other way, the ruling would have markedly narrowed his power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A subway station entrance is under construction across the street from Kaiser Permanente in East Hollywood, but that isn't stopping the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from spending $7.9 million to build a second portal, closer to the medical facility. The project is another example of the sometimes perplexing decisions made by the MTA, which has built a rail line better known for where it doesn't go than where it does.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1996 | TIM MAY
A planned expansion and renovation of the emergency room at the Kaiser Foundation hospital in Panorama City will have no adverse impact on medical services at the hospital, officials said this week. The expansion, which began Monday and will double the space available for handling emergencies, will take place in two phases, officials said. The first phase involves remodeling areas adjacent to the emergency room. When that is complete, emergency department functions will be moved into that area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996
Ever wonder what happens to that tube of blood after the doctor draws it from your body? Students from Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley found the answer to that question while touring Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory in North Hollywood on Tuesday. With the blood, the students learned the cells are separated from the serum in centrifuges before testing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
Ever wonder what happens to that tube of blood after the doctor draws it from your body? Students from Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley found the answer to that question while touring Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory in North Hollywood on Tuesday. With the blood, the students learned the cells are separated from the serum in centrifuges before testing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY
About 50 Kaiser Permanente workers and patients were evacuated Friday from medical offices and eight were treated at local hospitals after they complained of smelling a mysterious foul odor and feeling lightheaded, fire officials said. The Huntington Beach Fire Department's hazardous-materials team responded to a call at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program medical offices on Beach Boulevard about 2 p.m., said Capt. Billy Ogden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A subway station entrance is under construction across the street from Kaiser Permanente in East Hollywood, but that isn't stopping the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from spending $7.9 million to build a second portal, closer to the medical facility. The project is another example of the sometimes perplexing decisions made by the MTA, which has built a rail line better known for where it doesn't go than where it does.
NEWS
March 31, 1990
A proposed three-year contract by Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers was rejected in a 2-1 vote by hospital workers, and a union official said late Friday the workers would go out on strike beginning Monday morning at facilities in Los Angeles and Orange counties. More than 11,000 maintenance, computer, patient care and in some cases nursing employees are represented by Local 399 of the Service Employees International Union at 10 facilities in the two counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a war of words heating up Friday, union workers at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics put Southern California's largest health maintenance organization on notice that they intend to strike within 10 days unless they have a new contract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reading isn't a chore for kids in Bellflower. It's a job. That's because youngsters at two elementary schools have been paid to read books in an unusual literacy program organized by a local hospital and a group of volunteers. Children with the poorest reading habits and lowest literacy levels were "hired" for the three-month project. Their salary was set at $1.50 for each volume they read.
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