June 9, 1988
A 2-day-old girl born with most of her brain missing was admitted to Loma Linda Medical Center's organ donor program for infants, spokesman Dick Schaefer said. The out-of-state baby identified only as Erin was declared brain-dead Saturday after being admitted to the hospital on Friday, Schaefer said. Erin suffered from a condition known as anencephaly, a fatal deformity in which most of the brain is missing at birth.
October 23, 1988
Surgeons transplanted a new heart into a boy less than a month old, replacing a defective organ discovered before his birth, a hospital spokeswoman said. Daniel Jirschefske, born Sept. 26 to a Pasadena couple, received his new heart in a 5 1/2-hour operation performed by a team of Loma Linda Medical Center surgeons headed by Dr. Leonard Bailey, the spokeswoman said.
January 16, 1998 |
A supervising officer with the Loma Linda University Medical Center security force was shot and killed Thursday outside his office, allegedly by an employee who minutes earlier had been fired, authorities said. The victim was identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department as Kenneth Kuch, 56, of Loma Linda, who had worked for the university's police force for about 20 years.
August 17, 1988 |
The surgeon who transplanted a baboon heart into Baby Fae in 1984 suggested Tuesday that animal rights activists who have taken responsibility for stealing seven dogs and medical records from the Loma Linda University Medical Center did not get important documents. "They snatched immunization records of our goat herds," said Dr. Leonard L. Bailey, chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Loma Linda, at a press conference. "I don't think that has had a serious effect on our biomedical research."
May 26, 1991 |
Teen-age Reno heart transplant patient Ryan Maloy left a Southern California hospital Saturday, two weeks after he underwent his lifesaving operation. But he will not be returning to Reno soon. He and his mother will be staying near Loma Linda University Medical Center, where the operation took place, in case any problems arise.