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October 27, 1989 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beset with mounting losses and a shrinking clientele, the Roman Catholic order that owns St. Jude Hospital Yorba Linda is weighing whether to close the community hospital or convert it to another use, administrators said Thursday. Among the possibilities being explored are closing, selling or converting the 106-bed hospital to a psychiatric facility, or dedicating it to "elder care," said Thomas J. Porath, vice president of St.
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July 21, 2001 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health-care insurer Health Net of California said Friday that it will sever its ties with St. Joseph Health System of Orange at the end of the year--a move that could force more than 31,000 Health Net members to find new doctors. Health Net, one of the state's largest health maintenance organizations, said it decided to leave Orange County's biggest physician network because St. Joseph would not reduce contract costs after losing a major medical practice.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2001 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health-care insurer Health Net of California said Friday that it will sever its ties with St. Joseph Health System of Orange at the end of the year--a move that could force more than 31,000 Health Net members to find new doctors. Health Net, one of the state's largest health maintenance organizations, said it decided to leave Orange County's biggest physician network because St. Joseph would not reduce contract costs after losing a major medical practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's largest medical provider will jettison 12 patient health plans over the coming months, claiming that the low-paying HMOs have cost the network of hospitals and physician groups $45 million in annual losses. In a move that could force as many as 150,000 patients to either switch doctors or change health plans, officials at St. Joseph Health System in Orange said Saturday that the medical provider was renewing contracts with only four of its current health maintenance organizations.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Health System, moving to regain control of local managed care business, said last week that it bought the contracts to provide health-care services to 50,000 Orange County residents from bankrupt FPA Medical Management Inc. of San Diego. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition boosts the number of patients on health plans it negotiates to 350,000, an official said. The contracts assure St. Joseph of business because all of the physicians serving the 50,000 patients send them to St.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1991 | Leslie Berkman, Times Staff Writer
With medical technology developing at a furious pace, hospitals are frequently perplexed about what equipment to buy. With insurance companies putting pressure on them to control the cost of medicine, hospitals don't want to be stuck with an expensive piece of equipment that becomes outdated in a year. Nor do they want to miss out on a new method of diagnosis or treatment that could save lives. What to do? St. Joseph Health System, the Orange-based hospital chain operated by the Sisters of St.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2000 | MONTE MORIN and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Squeezed by a low-paying managed-care system, Orange County's largest health-care provider said Friday that it will not accept any new patients from health maintenance organizations and may sever ties with all 17 HMOs with which it contracts. St.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | (Daryl Strickland)
St. Joseph Health Systems and Catholic Healthcare West said Wednesday they have established a charity devoted to creating more affordable housing throughout Orange County. Mercy Charities Housing California, which has developed more than 2,500 rental units statewide for poor families, senior citizens, the homeless or disabled, opened its first office Wednesday in Orange County.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1991 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unlike rival health management organizations, Health Plan of America does not advertise on television, radio, billboards or the backs of buses. It probably would do dismally in a consumer recognition poll. Although HPA provides medical care to 125,000 members throughout California, the Orange-based company also is largely unknown in the medical business community, largely because it is a nonprofit organization associated with the also nonprofit St. Joseph Health System.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the continuing consolidation of the health-care industry, St. Joseph Health System in Orange said Thursday that it has bought Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. St. Joseph Health System, which already owns St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, said it will keep the Mission Viejo facility's 1,300 employees in the deal, terms of which were not disclosed. The fate of senior executives at Mission Hospital was not clear.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange Corp., strapped financially under the weight of low-paying health maintenance organizations, now faces a lawsuit alleging that it has failed to pay other hospitals completely for care provided to its HMO patients. Tenet HealthSystem Healthcorp in Santa Barbara sued St. Joseph Hospital, claiming it has not fully reimbursed Tenet-owned hospitals for services rendered when St. Joseph HMO patients are referred or go there on emergencies. Tenet alleges that St.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2000 | MONTE MORIN and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Squeezed by a low-paying managed-care system, Orange County's largest health-care provider said Friday that it will not accept any new patients from health maintenance organizations and may sever ties with all 17 HMOs with which it contracts. St.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | (Daryl Strickland)
St. Joseph Health Systems and Catholic Healthcare West said Wednesday they have established a charity devoted to creating more affordable housing throughout Orange County. Mercy Charities Housing California, which has developed more than 2,500 rental units statewide for poor families, senior citizens, the homeless or disabled, opened its first office Wednesday in Orange County.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Health System, moving to regain control of local managed care business, said last week that it bought the contracts to provide health-care services to 50,000 Orange County residents from bankrupt FPA Medical Management Inc. of San Diego. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition boosts the number of patients on health plans it negotiates to 350,000, an official said. The contracts assure St. Joseph of business because all of the physicians serving the 50,000 patients send them to St.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Health System, which operates St. Joseph Hospital and nine others, said Wednesday that it has tentatively agreed with a Roman Catholic health group in Torrance to form an affiliation, essentially a merger. St. Joseph and Little Company of Mary Health Services would operate seven hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, five more in Northern California and one in Lubbock, Texas.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the continuing consolidation of the health-care industry, St. Joseph Health System in Orange said Thursday that it has bought Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. St. Joseph Health System, which already owns St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, said it will keep the Mission Viejo facility's 1,300 employees in the deal, terms of which were not disclosed. The fate of senior executives at Mission Hospital was not clear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's largest medical provider will jettison 12 patient health plans over the coming months, claiming that the low-paying HMOs have cost the network of hospitals and physician groups $45 million in annual losses. In a move that could force as many as 150,000 patients to either switch doctors or change health plans, officials at St. Joseph Health System in Orange said Saturday that the medical provider was renewing contracts with only four of its current health maintenance organizations.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Health System, which operates St. Joseph Hospital and nine others, said Wednesday that it has tentatively agreed with a Roman Catholic health group in Torrance to form an affiliation, essentially a merger. St. Joseph and Little Company of Mary Health Services would operate seven hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, five more in Northern California and one in Lubbock, Texas.
NEWS
March 22, 1991 | APRIL JACKSON
Southwest Orange is that part of the city just east of the Santa Ana Freeway and north of Santiago Creek. Homes are corralled by Chapman Avenue to the north, the Garden Grove Freeway on its southern border and, to the west, the Santa Ana Freeway. And the Santa Fe Railroad tracks a borderline across the neighborhood's east side streets. But if there is one thing that changed the neighborhood, it was the automobile.
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