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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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October 2, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A billionaire Los Angeles pharmaceutical executive bent on creating a national medical data-sharing network has donated $100 million to turn St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica into a cutting-edge hub. The gift from Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and chief executive of Los Angeles-based Abraxis BioScience Inc., and his wife, Michele Chan, a former actress, is the hospital's largest donation by an individual and one of the largest received by...
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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.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2007 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
A billionaire biopharmaceutical executive and his wife said Tuesday that they were giving St. John's Health Center $35 million to complete its reconstruction and help put it on the frontier of biologically based research and treatment. The gift from Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and chief executive of Los Angeles-based Abraxis BioScience Inc.
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.
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.
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."
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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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December 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Nearly 700 employees at hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo have voted to join the Service Employees International Union, officials said Monday. The employees work at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. Included are vocational nurses, respiratory care therapists, lab technicians, nursing assistants, food service workers and housekeeping personnel.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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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August 2, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a tenth of California's hospitals say they will stop accepting Blue Cross health insurance within the next two weeks, a strong sign that the trouble in the state's health-care system has extended beyond health maintenance organizations. Barring a last-minute compromise, the Catholic Healthcare West chain and the independent St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HEALTH
July 20, 1998 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This month Health goes to the hospital. * St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica will stage a traditional groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its new health center--but from then on the half-century-old institution will be shattering the mold in all directions. The new complex that will rise on St. John's present site will incorporate so many futuristic concepts that the staff doesn't even call it a hospital. "Healing environment" is the preferred phrase.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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