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May 25, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert C. Gates, 54, the embattled head of the mammoth county Department of Health Services, announced Wednesday that he is resigning, effective Nov. 1. The brief announcement came after the close of business hours and neither Gates nor his staff would discuss reasons for the resignation. "I really don't want to discuss my resignation until the board has had a chance to act on it," Gates said during a brief interview. A career civil servant, Gates has headed the department since 1984.
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July 15, 1995 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a day of startling disclosures underscoring the depth of the county's budget crisis, its top health official conceded Friday he has no comprehensive contingency plan for how to close hospitals and treat sick and injured patients if severe budget cuts are ordered. Robert C.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Health Director Robert C. Gates, who has announced that he will step down in November, would receive a $25,000 pay boost and a lucrative retirement package under an agreement brokered with county officials and revealed Thursday. Details of his recommended compensation package came on the same day that Gates appeared before the Board of Supervisors with a proposal to vastly reduce the scope of medical services at county facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Health Director Robert C. Gates, who has announced that he will step down in November, would receive a $25,000 pay boost and a lucrative retirement package under an agreement brokered with county officials and revealed Thursday. Details of his recommended compensation package came on the same day that Gates appeared before the Board of Supervisors with a proposal to vastly reduce the scope of medical services at county facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993
Los Angeles County's health director has come under blistering criticism for failing to inform the Board of Supervisors until recently about the potential failure of a $65-million computerized billing system. After upbraiding Health Services Director Robert C. Gates for failing to disclose severe problems with the computer system, the Board of Supervisors ordered a secret report on the reasons the problems occurred--prompting critics to complain that the action was a cover-up.
NEWS
June 21, 1985
Supervisor Kenneth Hahn plans to ask Los Angeles County health officials to list meat-processing plants cited for "severe violations" of the health code, including vermin infestations, his office said Thursday. Hahn's press spokesman, Dan Wolf, said the supervisor will introduce a motion at Tuesday's board meeting asking what has been done to correct violations reported by the Department of Health Services earlier this week. Robert C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1990
Your coverage of Los Angeles County's obstetrics crisis ("Crowded County Hospitals Suffer Crisis in Obstetrics," Feb. 20, and "Money Problems From Birth," editorial, Feb. 23) identified increased Medi-Cal funding as essential to resolving the overload of Los Angeles County's childbirth facilities. Medi-Cal reimbursement for obstetrical care, particularly for high-risk deliveries, falls far below private insurance payments. State officials have implemented interim measures. However, more comprehensive reform of Medi-Cal is needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1986
This responds to your editorial (Dec. 15), "The Epidemic," concerning AIDS in Los Angeles County. The editorial properly stated the need for visible and pro-active county actions to deal with the current epidemic of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. As indicated in the editorial, county expenditures for medical care for persons with AIDS and ARC have increased sharply. County Hospitals care for 30% to 35% of all AIDS patients in the county. In addition, both Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and Harbor/UCLA Medical Center are nationally recognized centers for AIDS research and experimental drug trials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County health director came under blistering criticism Tuesday for failing to inform the Board of Supervisors until recently about the potential failure of a $65-million computerized billing system. But after upbraiding Health Services Director Robert C. Gates for failing to disclose severe problems with the computer system, the Board of Supervisors then participated in what critics called another cover-up by ordering a secret report on the reasons the problems occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1987
The letter to the editor (Dec. 31) by Robert C. Gates, director of the Los Angeles County Health Services, defending the county's response to AIDS was deeply disturbing. It was disturbing because of its omissions and the many questions it left unanswered. The letter stated that "on Oct. 22, the Board of Supervisors allocated $600,000 to create an AIDS Program Office in the Department of Health Services." Surely, Gates has not forgotten that the $600,000 was allocated in 1985, over a year ago, following the announcement of actor Rock Hudson's illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Health Director Robert C. Gates, who has announced that he will step down in November, would receive a $25,000 pay boost and a lucrative retirement package under an agreement brokered with county officials and revealed Thursday. Details of his recommended compensation package came on the same day that Gates appeared before the Board of Supervisors with a proposal to vastly reduce the scope of medical services at county facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert C. Gates, 54, the embattled head of the mammoth county Department of Health Services, announced Wednesday that he is resigning, effective Nov. 1. The brief announcement came after the close of business hours and neither Gates nor his staff would discuss reasons for the resignation. "I really don't want to discuss my resignation until the board has had a chance to act on it," Gates said during a brief interview. A career civil servant, Gates has headed the department since 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The director of Los Angeles County's Department of Health Services, Robert Gates, became ill and appeared to black out during a heated exchange at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The move to managed care in medicine is sending shock waves through the troubled Los Angeles County Health Department, leading to a new outbreak of acerbic exchanges between beleaguered Health Director Robert C. Gates and public health physicians. The dispute centers around Gates' efforts to reorganize the massive agency by implementing a large-scale managed care system, patterned after increasingly popular private health maintenance organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993
Los Angeles County's health director has come under blistering criticism for failing to inform the Board of Supervisors until recently about the potential failure of a $65-million computerized billing system. After upbraiding Health Services Director Robert C. Gates for failing to disclose severe problems with the computer system, the Board of Supervisors ordered a secret report on the reasons the problems occurred--prompting critics to complain that the action was a cover-up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County health director came under blistering criticism Tuesday for failing to inform the Board of Supervisors until recently about the potential failure of a $65-million computerized billing system. But after upbraiding Health Services Director Robert C. Gates for failing to disclose severe problems with the computer system, the Board of Supervisors then participated in what critics called another cover-up by ordering a secret report on the reasons the problems occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The move to managed care in medicine is sending shock waves through the troubled Los Angeles County Health Department, leading to a new outbreak of acerbic exchanges between beleaguered Health Director Robert C. Gates and public health physicians. The dispute centers around Gates' efforts to reorganize the massive agency by implementing a large-scale managed care system, patterned after increasingly popular private health maintenance organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a day of startling disclosures underscoring the depth of the county's budget crisis, its top health official conceded Friday he has no comprehensive contingency plan for how to close hospitals and treat sick and injured patients if severe budget cuts are ordered. Robert C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County health Director Bob Gates, the man steering the public health system through its funding crisis, is no stranger to either tension or criticism. He attracts both in heavy doses. Gates, a battle-hardened administrator some consider "the consummate bureaucrat," has developed the nerves of a world-class poker player and could write a book on crisis management. But now, in a time of more impoverished patients and fewer dollars, the criticism is piling up. And Gates tries to take it in stride.
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