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December 6, 1988 | AARON CURTISS, Times Staff Writer
Staff members at the landmark Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Panorama City are enmeshed in a 6-year, $100-million face lift and expansion project to modernize the facility and give its patients and staff a little elbow room. The 10-story building is being remodeled, along with three buildings that the hospital bought across the street. As a result, the hospital's floor space will increase from 482,000 square feet to 732,000 square feet.
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March 28, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A 10-year-old girl abducted from her Northridge home was sexually assaulted, law enforcement sources said. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing, did not provide details but said the kidnapping case has now expanded to include a sex-crime investigation. Authorities announced Wednesday night they were searching for two male suspects, though detailed descriptions were unavailable. A second vehicle also was being sought, authorities said, but no description was given.
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SPORTS
December 16, 2001 | Associated Press
Carl Robbins, 70, a sideline worker for Saturday's game, was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center after fainting. Hospital spokeswoman Sylvia Wallace said Robbins was held overnight for observation. The game was stopped for about 20 minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2003 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center on Sunset Boulevard is set to break ground today on a $428-million replacement facility, the latest example of a statewide effort among hospitals to meet new seismic standards. By 2008, each of the state's 470 hospitals must retrofit, reconstruct or close any building on its campus that does not meet the new structural standards, said Jan Emerson, spokeswoman for the California Healthcare Assn., an organization representing the hospital industry.
REAL ESTATE
February 21, 1988
A February, 1990, completion is scheduled for the $87-million expansion and renovation of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 4747 Zion Ave., San Diego. Jain Malkin Inc., San Diego, is the interior planner, and Neptune & Thomas, Pasadena and San Diego, the architect. The contractor is Nielsen Construction, San Diego. When the expansion is completed, the medical center will have 307 beds--up from the current 228--12 operating rooms and additional examination rooms and doctors' offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999 | BOBBY CUZA
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center has donated $3,800 toward the purchase of child safety seats for an Easter Seals giveaway next month. The car seats will be distributed to low-income families Jan. 24 at the YWCA Infant Learning Center in San Fernando. Giveaways will include regular child seats or special-needs seats for families with disabled children. The effort is part of Easter Seals' Kids Are Riding Safe Program, which also provides families with instruction on the proper use of car seats.
NEWS
February 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Richmond woman whose stillborn infant's remains were misplaced by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center employees and later found in a bag at a laundry has filed suit against the hospital. Zondria Austin, 23, filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that the hospital engaged in unauthorized disposal of human remains, cremated the body without her permission and intentionally inflicted emotional distress. The body of the infant, born May 1, was found May 17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center opened its doors to overnight and longer-stay patients for the first time Wednesday after receiving permission from county health officials. The $200-million tower was built four years ago but has offered only outpatient services because of a lack of demand for hospital beds. When demand increased, hospital officials sought and received approval from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services for overnight stays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990
At least 22 employees of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Harbor City have been temporarily suspended as part of a one-year undercover investigation of alleged sale and use of drugs at the facility, hospital officials said Wednesday. They said no final disciplinary action had been taken and law enforcement officials had not been brought in, although that possibility was not ruled out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996
Might there be a budding Vincent van Gogh behind your doctor's smock? Or maybe an aspiring Emily Dickinson is your family practitioner? More than 40 physicians at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills showed off their creativity in oil painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, music composition, gardening, collecting and culinary arts in an exhibit called "Physicians Creative Works Exposition." The exhibit, which opened Tuesday, continues today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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August 1, 2003 | Joy L. Woodson, Times Staff Writer
An emergency-room nurse faces three felony charges in the theft of driver's licenses, credit cards and jewelry from patients at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Riverside, according to police. Gemma Yuman, 34, a licensed vocational nurse, was taken into custody at her home in San Bernardino and booked at Robert Pressley Detention Center on July 11, said Sgt. Leon Phillips. Police believe Yuman was involved in at least eight thefts from patients, one of whom had died.
SPORTS
December 16, 2001 | Associated Press
Carl Robbins, 70, a sideline worker for Saturday's game, was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center after fainting. Hospital spokeswoman Sylvia Wallace said Robbins was held overnight for observation. The game was stopped for about 20 minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2000 | GREG RISLING
The last time Robin Martin was in Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, he was a rosy-cheeked baby who had problems maintaining his temperature. Robin's mother, Karen, said her son was losing weight in utero and his birth may have been high-risk because of her rising blood pressure. Doctors had to induce labor and Robin was watched closely for nearly two weeks before he was allowed to go home. That was 14 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999 | BOBBY CUZA
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center has donated $3,800 toward the purchase of child safety seats for an Easter Seals giveaway next month. The car seats will be distributed to low-income families Jan. 24 at the YWCA Infant Learning Center in San Fernando. Giveaways will include regular child seats or special-needs seats for families with disabled children. The effort is part of Easter Seals' Kids Are Riding Safe Program, which also provides families with instruction on the proper use of car seats.
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August 30, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes at night, when 4-year-old Furkan Sankapan dreams about the killer quake that brought his house down around him nearly two weeks ago in Turkey, he calls out his mother's name. But when the thin boy with the big brown eyes wakes, he is 8,400 miles away in a Los Angeles hospital room, his mother nowhere to be seen. Furkan's mother died as she tried to shield him from the falling rubble of the 7.4-magnitude quake that killed as many as 40,000 people Aug. 17.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Kaiser Permanente, the No. 1 U.S. health maintenance organization, expects to return to profitability this year as cost-cutting and premium increases help it end two years of losses. The HMO is looking to post an operating profit margin of about 2% this year as premiums rise an average of about 9.5% from 1998, while costs are projected to increase by 5% to 6%, Kaiser Chief Executive David Lawrence said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
Columbus Middle School's free clinic that serves students without medical insurance has received a $25,000 "Good Neighbor" grant from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center of Woodland Hills. "We determined this was a good place to put our money," Kaiser representative Lisa Kort said. "In the West Valley, there are pockets that really need these services." The grant will be used to expand treatment, purchase equipment and help staff the clinic, which serves about 9,500 students on 10 area campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2003 | Joy L. Woodson, Times Staff Writer
An emergency-room nurse faces three felony charges in the theft of driver's licenses, credit cards and jewelry from patients at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Riverside, according to police. Gemma Yuman, 34, a licensed vocational nurse, was taken into custody at her home in San Bernardino and booked at Robert Pressley Detention Center on July 11, said Sgt. Leon Phillips. Police believe Yuman was involved in at least eight thefts from patients, one of whom had died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Kaiser Permanente's quake-damaged Panorama City hospital will be replaced by a new facility next door, Rep. Howard Berman and officials from the nation's largest health maintenance organization formally announced Thursday in a news conference. Kaiser raised the possibility of closing the 325-bed facility last year and using the $68 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency repair money it received for the site to fix other facilities.
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October 22, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forced into a corner by a legislative gambit, Kaiser Permanente has agreed in principle to rebuild its quake-damaged Panorama City hospital rather than abandon the site, according to people familiar with its plans. Representatives from Kaiser and federal and state agencies are set to hammer out details of the deal over the next several weeks. While Kaiser, the nation's largest HMO, has yet to sign a final agreement, a spokeswoman said the company is "very optimistic" about the prospect.
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