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June 11, 1990 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. John's is hot. With superstar Elizabeth Taylor in one of its 550 beds and Michael Jackson only recently released, the Santa Monica health center appears to be this month's celebrity hospital of choice, rivaling such other hospitals to the stars as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA. Former President Ronald Reagan also had tests performed at St. John's on Wednesday but did not spend the night.
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February 15, 2001 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blue Cross of California said Wednesday that it settled a lawsuit from one of California's largest hospital chains that had contended that the big insurer routinely declined to pay for patient services as a way to boost profitability. Separately, the Woodland Hills-based health plan said it reached a new contract with St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. The 233-bed hospital stopped accepting Blue Cross insurance in August, protesting the insurer's payment rates.
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April 29, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the field of cancer care explodes with unparalleled opportunities, top scientists at UCLA's prestigious Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are leaving for lucrative jobs at other institutions. The departures are occurring as significant advances in cancer research are making the leap from the laboratory into the clinic, where experts say that patient care is about to be revolutionized.
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August 5, 2000 | Indraneel Sur
A contract between St. John's Hospital & Health Center in Santa Monica and Blue Cross expired late Friday, which could make visits to that hospital more expensive for as many as 33,000 patients covered by the insurer. St. John's officials, who could not be reached for comment Friday, said earlier in the week they would not continue to accept Blue Cross because it had failed to adequately reimburse the hospital for patient care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1994
St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, which was forced to evacuate all its patients after the Northridge earthquake, announced Thursday that it would tear down one wing that has been badly damaged and rebuild another. Gary Miereanu, a spokesman for the hospital, said St. John's expects to be fully operational by August, although some hospital operations, such as the radiation unit, will be phased in before that. St.
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April 3, 1998
Winding up one of the most complicated negotiations in city history, the City Council unanimously voted early Thursday to approve a $270-million reconstruction and expansion project for St. John's Health Center. The project, set to begin late next year, would involve piecemeal demolition and rebuilding of the 56-year-old facility, which was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. St. John's officials have to agree to the city's proposals.
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November 17, 1995
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and a philanthropic couple from Beverly Hills were honored Thursday at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica for their contribution to the rebuilding of the hospital's earthquake-damaged perinatal center. The event was a thank you for the $3-million donation that Soni and Hobart McAlister gave the hospital last year for the new center. Shriver coordinated a fund-raiser in conjunction with the release of the movie "Junior."
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August 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Saint John's Hospital Gets Grant: Saint John's Hospital & Health Center in Santa Monica said it received the $10-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation and will use it to develop plans for a redesigned hospital. Saint John's has been closed for inpatient services since it suffered major damage during the Jan. 17 earthquake. The hospital plans to resume inpatient admissions Oct. 3.
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March 16, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Northridge earthquake made a shambles of St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica. Yet to this day, administrators call the quake a blessing in disguise. Amid cracked walls and broken glass, doctors decided to rebuild their aging white elephant with fewer hospital beds and more outpatient services--an ambitious undertaking they hoped would reflect the changing nature of medicine.
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August 5, 2000 | Indraneel Sur
A contract between St. John's Hospital & Health Center in Santa Monica and Blue Cross expired late Friday, which could make visits to that hospital more expensive for as many as 33,000 patients covered by the insurer. St. John's officials, who could not be reached for comment Friday, said earlier in the week they would not continue to accept Blue Cross because it had failed to adequately reimburse the hospital for patient care.
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October 24, 1999
St. John's Health Center has received a $20-million donation to help rebuild its earthquake-damaged facility, hospital officials said. The W.M. Keck Foundation, which made the gift, also had given the hospital $10 million after the Northridge earthquake in 1994, said hospital official Ruben Mettler. Donated funds will be added to a $270-million reconstruction phase that is scheduled to be completed by 2005. St. John's, which was built in the 1940s, was closed for six months after the '94 quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998
Winding up one of the most complicated negotiations in city history, the City Council unanimously voted early Thursday to approve a $270-million reconstruction and expansion project for St. John's Health Center. The project, set to begin late next year, would involve piecemeal demolition and rebuilding of the 56-year-old facility, which was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. St. John's officials have to agree to the city's proposals.
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March 16, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Northridge earthquake made a shambles of St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica. Yet to this day, administrators call the quake a blessing in disguise. Amid cracked walls and broken glass, doctors decided to rebuild their aging white elephant with fewer hospital beds and more outpatient services--an ambitious undertaking they hoped would reflect the changing nature of medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and a philanthropic couple from Beverly Hills were honored Thursday at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica for their contribution to the rebuilding of the hospital's earthquake-damaged perinatal center. The event was a thank you for the $3-million donation that Soni and Hobart McAlister gave the hospital last year for the new center. Shriver coordinated a fund-raiser in conjunction with the release of the movie "Junior."
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January 27, 1995
A Santa Monica hospital emergency room was evacuated Thursday after a patient and three hospital staff members complained of respiratory difficulties apparently brought on by unidentified chemicals on the patient's clothing. Two registration clerks and a medical technician at St. Johns Hospital & Health Center began coughing after assisting a patient who said he had chemicals on the jacket he was wearing, a hospital official said. Julius Norman had arrived at the St.
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December 17, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS and KATHLEEN KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that could accelerate hospital consolidation in Southern California, Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center said it is in exclusive merger talks with UCLA Medical Center. The disclosure is a blow to St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, which had been wooing its Santa Monica rival for nearly a year. Bruce Lamoureux, St. John's chief operating officer, said the hospital was "disappointed" by Santa Monica Hospital's decision to break off talks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1994
The W. M. Keck Foundation has donated $10 million in grant money to help redesign St. Johns Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, where inpatient services have been halted since the facility was severely damaged in the January earthquake. For the past seven months, the 501-bed facility offered outpatient care while the hospital's Main and South wings are being repaired. Those wings are scheduled to reopen Oct. 3, with 233 beds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1994
St. John's Hospital and Health Center, severely damaged in the Northridge earthquake, is scheduled to reopen for inpatient services Oct. 3--minus its north wing. The Santa Monica hospital's inpatient services have remained closed for the last nine months as the facility underwent $32 million in seismic repairs. Its main and south wings were reinforced from the foundation to the top floor with steel columns and horizontal beams and the main wing's foundation was excavated and replaced.
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