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March 29, 2008 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
A small private hospital in Long Beach has emerged as the leading candidate to take on one of the biggest healthcare challenges in Southern California: reopening Martin Luther King-Harbor hospital, some key Los Angeles County officials said.
February 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
The FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that it said would deal with "charges being filed in a political corruption matter and a case involving a massive healthcare fraud scheme. " A law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said the announcement will involve the yearlong investigation into Calderon (D-Montebello)
November 20, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
State officials have fined six California hospitals and a nursing home for failing to prevent unauthorized access to confidential patient medical information, according to a report made public Friday. California Department of Public Health officials have required all the facilities ? which may appeal the fines ? to submit plans to correct the problems. Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was fined $225,000 after an investigator found that in October 2009 an unauthorized technician accessed medical information of nine patients, including psychiatric and emergency room patients, and later admitted to police that she used the information to open fraudulent accounts with Verizon.
September 7, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
State health officials say they will not reopen an Oxnard psychiatric hospital they closed last week until deficiencies found during an inspection last month are corrected. Pacific Shores Hospital was ordered shut down last Friday, and its 21 patients were moved to other facilities because hospital officials failed to clear up repeated licensing violations, said William Murray, district administrator of the licensing and certification division of the state Department of Health Services.
October 17, 1987
Ifind the recent adverse portrayal of the care rendered to patients at Burbank Community Hospital disturbing. The focus on problems in the emergency room leaves one with an inaccurate picture of the entire facility. As a physcian practicing in Burbank for 25 years, I have seen privileged to be a member of the staffs of both St. Joseph Medical Center and Burbank Community hospital. In my experience, Burbank Community hospital has always served the community as a nonprofit institution dedicated to providing the highest quality of care.
Chub Feeney, a former National League president and general manager of the New York and San Francisco Giants, died from a heart attack Monday at California Pacific Hospital in San Francisco. He was 72. Feeney had suffered a mild stroke at a game at Candlestick Park on July 27 and was hospitalized last Tuesday after a heart attack. He suffered another on Monday, a hospital spokesperson said.
Lowell Fulson, a blues musician whose songs were recorded by Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Eric Clapton, has died from complications of pneumonia and kidney failure, a family spokeswoman said. He was 77. Fulson died Sunday at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach. The singer-guitarist, whose recordings were characterized by a raw style, scored nine Top 10 R&B hits and three Top 100 pop hits in a career that stretched from the late '40s into the '90s.
March 18, 1993
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has responsibility to control air pollution. It can seek court-imposed fines against polluters of from $25 to $25,000 a day based on such factors as the extent that emissions exceed legal limits, potential danger to the public, whether the violation was intentional, accidental or due to negligence and the company's history of violations. These are the 10 top penalties last July: COMPANY: GNB Inc.
February 16, 1992
Enrollment: About 30,000. Areas served: Enrollment is open, but it primarily serves Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill. On the ballot: Four candidates for three seats. The election is April 14. INCUMBENTS C. Thomas Dean Age: Would not disclose. Profession: Retired Cal State Long Beach administrator. Remarks: "Since I've been in administration for 30 years, I've handled budgets. I have experience.
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