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February 11, 1987 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Facing its first operating deficit in 10 years, Loma Linda University Medical Center plans to lay off as many as 600 employees by July 1 to reduce costs. The layoffs would save the medical center an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 annually per employee, or $12 million to $18 million, Loma Linda President John D. Ruffcorn said Tuesday. The medical center, which now employs 4,500 people, has an operating budget of $250 million, he said. But Ruffcorn declined to disclose the extent of the deficit.
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August 13, 1998 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Loma Linda University Medical Center stands as one of the brightest marquees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Hundreds of infants have been saved by heart transplants pioneered by Loma Linda doctors. The separation of Siamese twins in 1996--and the birth of another set this year--have stirred the hearts of parents everywhere. A high-tech cancer treatment center has reduced the debilitating side effects of radiation on patients.
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August 12, 1992 | THUAN LE and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Heart transplant patient Robbie Shinn, born June 28, left Loma Linda University Medical Center with his parents Tuesday, who took him to a nearby apartment, where they will live for at least four months. "He cried a little because he was hungry," said Robbie's father, Charles, a Westminster police officer. "But we're out of the heat and Renee is feeding Robbie. He's doing fine now."
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March 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A mentally disabled woman is believed to have been raped at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center, the second reported rape at the facility in four months. "We're doing a full investigation because it was a serious incident," said Augustus Cheatham, vice president for public affairs and marketing. "We take the safety of patients very serious and we believe our employees are very diligent."
NEWS
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.
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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.
NEWS
January 16, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 17, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
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."
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May 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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January 16, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 2, 1997 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While withholding final judgment, a Veterans Affairs physicist said in a new report Friday that controversial radiation tests conducted on research patients at a Loma Linda hospital "appear to be in line" with standard medical practices. But the preliminary report, sought by the San Bernardino County veterans hospital to quell criticism of the research, acknowledged that consent forms signed by participants made no mention of any radiological dangers under the discussion of potential risks.
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May 8, 1997 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Arleen and Albert Phang are not blaming anyone for the first son they lost. In April of 1991, despite the efforts of doctors at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, 16-month-old Andrew died of heart failure within hours of being rushed to the hospital. The hospital conducted an autopsy after his parents signed a consent form and placed an "X" in the little box by a seemingly simple instruction: "Send family a copy of final autopsy report."
BUSINESS
May 18, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four regional health care organizations said Tuesday that they have formed a statewide network they hope will appeal to large companies by giving their employees access to medical facilities throughout California. Officials of the four organizations said their effort is a response to the prospect of national health reform and the pressure of employers that are demanding cuts in medical costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | Associated Press
A 7-year-old boy who had a lifesaving heart transplant as an infant had to undergo a second operation Wednesday after his body began rejecting the heart, a television station reported. Jesse Sepulveda underwent the second transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where his first operation was performed, KABC-TV Channel 7 reported. Hospital spokesman Dick Shaefer refused comment, citing a request for patient confidentiality.
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June 7, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 2-year-old Hawaiian boy who underwent a heart transplant was listed in extremely critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Sunday, suffering complications from the nine days he spent on a heart-lung machine before the transplant, a spokesman said. Jason Jennette's 5 1/2-hour heart transplant, which began at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, went smoothly, said the medical center's spokesman, Dick Schaefer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A critically ill 2-year-old Hawaiian boy, brought to Orange County a week ago to await a heart donor, was undergoing a transplant late Saturday night at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in San Bernardino County. Jason Jenette arrived at the hospital shortly after 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992 | THUAN LE and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Heart transplant patient Robbie Shinn, born June 28, left Loma Linda University Medical Center with his parents Tuesday, who took him to a nearby apartment, where they will live for at least four months. "He cried a little because he was hungry," said Robbie's father, Charles, a Westminster police officer. "But we're out of the heat and Renee is feeding Robbie. He's doing fine now."
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