August 13, 1998 |
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.
March 14, 1998 |
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."
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 2, 1997 |
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.
May 8, 1997 |
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."
May 2, 1996 |
A set of Siamese twins was born Wednesday at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and doctors said they expect to successfully separate the girls, who are joined at the abdomen. The babies share liver tissue, which doctors said can be divided. Shawna Leilani and Janelle Kiana were delivered by caesarean section and were listed in good condition, weighing 11 pounds, 4 ounces.