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November 19, 2006
Re "UCLA seeks extra funds for hospitals," Nov. 14 As one who retired several years ago from a three-decade career at UCLA's world-renowned medical center (the Ronald Reagan Medical Center), I feel it might be all right to ask some basic questions: How much did the late president's supporters agree to pay UCLA to have it named for him, when its estimated cost was "only" about $800 million? Now that the replacement hospital's cost has skyrocketed to more than $1 billion, how much of the original dollar commitment for applying Reagan's name to it has been fulfilled?
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March 7, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A young mother has become the first person to receive a hand transplant at UCLA’s new hand transplantation center, hospital officials reported Monday. The Northern California woman, 26, whose name was not released, had lost her right hand in a traffic accident five years ago. She was recovering Monday following a 14-hour procedure that concluded around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The operation was the 13th hand transplant in the United States and the first for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which opened its hand transplant unit last year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
Even though its oft-postponed opening could still be as long as a year off, the new $1-billion Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday welcomed hundreds of doctors, nurses, donors and patrons for a look-see at the I.M. Pei-designed hospital. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
State health regulators have fined Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center $95,000 for allowing unauthorized employees to view a patient's medical records, a breach that sources indicated targeted the files of Michael Jackson. The fine, one of six privacy-related penalties state officials announced Thursday, stems from multiple violations that led to the firing of two hospital employees. Two hospital contract workers were also fired for accessing the same patient's information, UCLA officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson smiled uneasily. She was back in the newsroom Thursday for the first time since becoming an instant ? and reluctant ? media sensation after she had infamously garbled her words during a live report at the Grammy Awards. But the 31-year-old journalist wasn't going back to work just yet. Instead she was back to be interviewed by her anchor, Pat Harvey, and to finally view the 17-second clip that triggered ridicule, concern and speculation that she'd suffered an on-air stroke or worse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
State health regulators have fined Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center $95,000 for allowing unauthorized employees to view a patient's medical records, a breach that sources indicated targeted the files of Michael Jackson. The fine, one of six privacy-related penalties state officials announced Thursday, stems from multiple violations that led to the firing of two hospital employees. Two hospital contract workers were also fired for accessing the same patient's information, UCLA officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2009 | Martha Groves
The bride wasn't the only one wearing a gown. An intensive care unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was the scene Saturday morning of a wedding designed around the bride's bedridden father, hospitalized since early July with a rare neuromuscular disorder. When Janette Villalobos, 20, realized that her father, Johnny, would not be able to attend her planned backyard wedding and barbecue in San Dimas, she and fiance Michael Arroyo decided to take the nuptials to him. They felt some urgency because Arroyo, 26, a Navy corpsman stationed in Twentynine Palms, is scheduled to leave Oct. 6 for a 14-month deployment in Afghanistan.
HEALTH
April 5, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein
Running a marathon is usually considered solid proof of cardiovascular fitness. Not so for Jay Yim, a runner in the recent Los Angeles Marathon. Yim, 21, suffered a heart attack around mile 18 and was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He's expected to make a full recovery. Here's what happened: After Yim collapsed in West L.A., LAPD motorcycle officer Joshua Sewell was one of the first people to come to Yim's aid. When he got no response and found no pulse, Sewell yelled for someone to call an ambulance and recruited an LAPD bicycle officer to help administer CPR. Together, they performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
NEWS
March 7, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A young mother has become the first person to receive a hand transplant at UCLA’s new hand transplantation center, hospital officials reported Monday. The Northern California woman, 26, whose name was not released, had lost her right hand in a traffic accident five years ago. She was recovering Monday following a 14-hour procedure that concluded around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The operation was the 13th hand transplant in the United States and the first for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which opened its hand transplant unit last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
HEALTH
April 5, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein
Running a marathon is usually considered solid proof of cardiovascular fitness. Not so for Jay Yim, a runner in the recent Los Angeles Marathon. Yim, 21, suffered a heart attack around mile 18 and was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He's expected to make a full recovery. Here's what happened: After Yim collapsed in West L.A., LAPD motorcycle officer Joshua Sewell was one of the first people to come to Yim's aid. When he got no response and found no pulse, Sewell yelled for someone to call an ambulance and recruited an LAPD bicycle officer to help administer CPR. Together, they performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2009 | Martha Groves
The bride wasn't the only one wearing a gown. An intensive care unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was the scene Saturday morning of a wedding designed around the bride's bedridden father, hospitalized since early July with a rare neuromuscular disorder. When Janette Villalobos, 20, realized that her father, Johnny, would not be able to attend her planned backyard wedding and barbecue in San Dimas, she and fiance Michael Arroyo decided to take the nuptials to him. They felt some urgency because Arroyo, 26, a Navy corpsman stationed in Twentynine Palms, is scheduled to leave Oct. 6 for a 14-month deployment in Afghanistan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
Even though its oft-postponed opening could still be as long as a year off, the new $1-billion Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday welcomed hundreds of doctors, nurses, donors and patrons for a look-see at the I.M. Pei-designed hospital. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Gov.
OPINION
November 19, 2006
Re "UCLA seeks extra funds for hospitals," Nov. 14 As one who retired several years ago from a three-decade career at UCLA's world-renowned medical center (the Ronald Reagan Medical Center), I feel it might be all right to ask some basic questions: How much did the late president's supporters agree to pay UCLA to have it named for him, when its estimated cost was "only" about $800 million? Now that the replacement hospital's cost has skyrocketed to more than $1 billion, how much of the original dollar commitment for applying Reagan's name to it has been fulfilled?
NEWS
February 17, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
[Updated, 8:02 p.m. Feb. 17: This post, based on information supplied by a UCLA publicist, said Dr. Neil Martin diagnosed Serene Branson with "complex migraine. " UCLA has since said that Martin and Dr. Andrew Charles, director of UCLA's Headache Research and Treatment Program, diagnosed Branson with "migraine aura. " Click here for the latest on the story, including an interview with Dr. Charles.] This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2012 | Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The accident that claimed 13-year-old Julia Cukier Siegler happened fast, and it replays on an infinite loop in her mother's mind. "Julia was pressing the button, waiting," said Jody Cukier Siegler. "I could see her blond hair dancing between the branches of the eucalyptus tree. The bus driver motioned. I see the blond hair leave the branches. The bus goes through the light, and I hear Julia being hit. " About 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, the Harvard-Westlake Middle School eighth-grader stepped into the crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Cliffwood Avenue, against a red light, to catch her eastbound school bus. The side mirror of a passing SUV clipped her, spinning her to the ground.
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