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June 15, 2000
Re "Boost Funds for Nurse Training," editorial, June 8: Having just had open-heart bypass surgery, I wholeheartedly agree with your editorial about hiring more nurses. Hospitals are not what they used to be. This is what I experienced. When I needed help, it took minutes to an hour to get a nurse to come into my room. I was left alone in a chair in intensive care for 2 1/2 hours. Also, while I was in the hospital, one patient asked to be transferred to another hospital, another patient pulled out tubes and a patient fell.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Jack Leonard and Ani Ucar
A former patient at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accused the hospital of negligence in a lawsuit filed Monday in which she said she was sexually assaulted last year by a certified nursing assistant after she underwent surgery. The woman alleged in the suit that the hospital failed to adequately respond to complaints of sexual assaults involving the same employee dating back more than a decade. In addition, the patient said Cedars-Sinai never interviewed her or made any effort to investigate after she reported the assault to the hospital June 13. Her lawsuit said she made several attempts to speak to someone at Cedars-Sinai before being told that the employee had been fired and that she could report the matter to police if she wanted further action taken.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2009
The California Board of Registered Nursing has taken the following actions against nurses featured in an ongoing series of stories by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica and The Times: Suspended the license of Owen Jay Murphy Jr. in August. He had been accused of physically and verbally assaulting patients at three Southern California hospitals. The board had allowed him to continue practicing while it pursued allegations, but regulators changed course after a July article.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
OPINION
November 24, 2013 | By Michael P. Jones
I'm a stomach doc. I've seen thousands of patients, inside and out, for 25 years. I've done research, I've taught, I've been an administrator. And as the years rolled by, I've watched the healthcare industry begin to undo healthcare itself. It's complex, cumbersome and bureaucratic, and the bigger the practice or the clinic or the hospital and research facilities - like the universities I used to work at - the worse the problem. For a physician and his patient, the exam room visit is everything.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2012 | Steve Lopez
The significance of my brush with death didn't sink in at first, probably because being alive keeps you pretty busy. Doctors and nurses were at my bed night and day asking questions, running tests, huddling to figure out what had happened to me at Keck Hospital of USC on the morning of Aug. 23, when I had one foot in the grave for somewhere between 15 and 30 seconds. Full cardiac arrest. My heart cut out in post-op after knee-replacement surgery. A nurse immediately began chest compressions, and I was back, unaware that I had flat-lined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1993
Three cheers for Suzanne Gordon for her article, "Nurses as Partners for Better Care" (Commentary, April 28). She succinctly captured the essence of the doctor/nurse lack of communication. This power struggle negatively impacts patient care. Everyone is the loser. A large percentage of the nation's health care could be performed by registered nurses. It has been estimated that 90% of diagnosis and treatment of a patient can be determined by active listening. In this way, predisposing factors and symptoms can be utilized to give improved patient care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2009 | Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing on Monday, citing the unacceptable time it takes to discipline nurses accused of egregious misconduct. He fired three of six sitting board members -- including President Susanne Phillips -- in two-paragraph letters curtly thanking them for their service. Another member resigned Sunday. Late Monday, the governor's administration released a list of replacements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2013 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Fiona Henlon still relives the shock of the letter that arrived three years ago. Citing a breakdown in its payroll system, Los Angeles County health officials explained that they had mistakenly paid the registered nurse an extra $6,200 over a two-year period. And the government was demanding the money back. Henlon, 45, said she hadn't realized that she'd received the added money because she has no set schedule and her paychecks fluctuate. "It is unfair," she said. "They made an error, and we are going to suffer for it. " Henlon is one of roughly 600 relief nurses used to fill county hospital staffing gaps who officials now say must repay a total of $1.8 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
Despite the governor's pledge to better discipline errant health professionals there are signs that it will be difficult to enact sweeping changes as quickly or easily as the administration has suggested. At meetings in Sacramento on Monday and last week, regulators and state attorneys generally spoke of the need for reform but picked apart potential solutions presented to them. They offered no concrete time frames for having a workable system in place. Even officials within the same agency couldn't agree on solutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
  A 25-year-old nursing attendant has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient at County-USC Medical Center, authorities said Thursday. Terrence Tekoh is accused of assaulting the victim Wednesday in a examination room, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was waiting for a medical procedure. Tekoh was employed by a private company that provides medical personnel for the facility. He was fired after the allegations were reported, the department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Eryn Brown
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of the way the county's public health department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes. The officials sharply criticized public health officials over a report that complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes are not always thoroughly investigated. An investigation by Kaiser Health News found that public health officials told inspectors to close certain cases without fully investigating them in an effort to reduce a backlog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Eryn Brown
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of how the county's Public Health Department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes. Members of the county board sharply criticized health officials over a report that complaints were not always thoroughly investigated. An investigation by Kaiser Health News found that public health officials told inspectors to close certain cases without fully investigating them in an effort to reduce a backlog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
In December, Ben Villarreal graduated with a bachelor's degree from Samuel Merritt University's nursing program in Oakland. In short order, he received two job offers at UC hospitals with programs for new graduates. But with less than a month to go before his start dates, the 22-year-old said he is concerned that he could lose both promising opportunities. As of mid-February, California's Board of Registered Nursing still hadn't given him the go-ahead to take the nursing exam needed to get his license and start a new job. "I've been told my application is on my evaluator's desk with hundreds of others," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Paz de la Huerta nude. If that's all the information you need to see "Nurse 3D," in which the coltish, pouty libertine born of art world exhibitionism and "Boardwalk Empire" notoriety plays a homicidal lesbian caretaker with an aversion to clothing, maybe your exploitation dreams have been met. Otherwise, co-writer and director David Aarniokoski's clunky, crude blotch of prurience and bloodletting is too self-satisfied with its wink-wink naughtiness to...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to study the financial feasibility of recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection reform. Their decision will allow staffers to determine the cost of the commission's interim proposals in time for a final report and more recommendations in April. In December, the commission released an interim report calling the county's child welfare system "dysfunctional" and in need of "fundamental change. " The commission began its work last summer to improve the county's child welfare system after the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To Asmara. " He won the Booker Prize for "Schindler's List," his account of one good German saving lives during the Holocaust. In "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith," he told a story of racism and violence set amid his native Australia's founding as an independent nation in 1901.
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1993
I'm really upset about the cartoon showing nurses in white caps treating doctors like gods (L.A. Speak, Palm Latitudes, Feb. 7). I'm a nurse, and I work with doctors at the same level. I also create cartoons for nursing publications, but I never rated nurses that low. Please! Nurses are as much professionals as doctors. OSCAR CAIROLI West Covina
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
At least two people were injured late Sunday when a vehicle rammed into a senior care center in Palms. The vehicle struck the convalescent home in the 3500 block of Overland Avenue about 10:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was not immediately clear if the injured were resident. CBS 2 reported that the car had backed into the home and that responders found one person pinned under the vehicle. The driver also sustained minor injuries, the station reported.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LOVELOCK, Nev. - For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged her: the district's policy of sending children home when they were infested with head lice - grayish-white insects that suck blood from the scalp and cause severe itching. Pontius saw stricken students miss weeks of school. A reentry ticket involved painstaking inspections, with parents required to prove that not a single hitchhiker resided on a child's head.
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