CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989
The San Diego City Council voted Monday to relinquish its interest in San Diego Physicians & Surgeons Hospital, eliminating the last obstacle to a sale of the ailing Southeast San Diego facility. Nationwide Medical Systems of Perris, Calif., has agreed to buy the loss-plagued hospital from its current operator, National Medical Enterprises, for $6.5 million. The firm will rename the hospital, which has lost about $20 million since NME took it over in 1982, as Christian Hospital of San Diego.
June 20, 1991
Your article on the Westside's Top-Paid Executives (Times, May 26) was most interesting. The fact that nine of the top 23 are executives of profit-making health care corporations (NME and AMH) while over 30% of Californians cannot afford either health insurance or adequate health care should give the public a very clear picture of one significant reason why our current health care system is in serious trouble. JOHN POTTER MD Los Angeles
June 14, 1992
The revelation that Richard Eamer makes $17.5 million per year as CEO of National Medical Enterprises and the second in command, Leonard Cohen, makes $8 million per year was certainly eye-opening and mind-boggling information. Though capitalism seems to be the best of all systems, and we in the United States are fortunate to have all that we do, there should be a social and economic conscience. Salaries of this magnitude are just not ethical or healthy in light of the current status of medical costs in this country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1987 |
Scott Rhine has a task few hospital administrators would find enviable. And last week he was given at least another year to carry it out. He heads an inner-city hospital where 95% of the patients either have no insurance or receive government coverage that is inadequate to cover costs, where 70% of the admitted patients come through the emergency room, and where many doctors have traditionally declined to send patients because of the location and the facility's checkered history.
April 21, 2008 |
Los Angeles alternative-music icon Jane's Addiction will re-form for a one-off performance Wednesday night at El Rey Theatre as part of the inaugural NME Awards USA ceremony. It will be the first time all four original members -- Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins -- have shared a stage since 1991. The band will receive the Godlike Genius Award for its contribution to pop music at the event, which was designed to boost the profile of the UK music magazine among U.S.
July 27, 1985
National Medical Enterprises reported the dismissal of antitrust litigation filed in October, 1983, by the Justice Department that challenged NME's acquisition of Modesto City Hospital in Modesto. In Fresno, Judge Robert E. Coyle dismissed the case "with prejudice" and awarded NME recovery of its costs of the trial. NME acquired the 121-bed Modesto City Hospital in December, 1982.