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March 28, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giving the gift of life just about killed bone marrow donor Lina Joy. In a rare complication to an increasingly common procedure, Joy, 44, of Paramount, contracted a staph infection in her marrow after the tissue was extracted from her pelvis at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange two years ago. The ensuing treatment--including 65 days of hospitalization--brought her near death several times. She suffered liver, colon and kidney failure, and fell into a deep coma.
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January 21, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Burbank's Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center said Tuesday that it had laid off 95 of its 2,517 employees and closed four hospital programs as a result of rising costs at a time of economic turmoil. Providence spokeswoman Patricia Aidem said the cutbacks marked the end for units offering urgent care, foot care for diabetics and treatment for workplace injuries -- as well as a transitional-care unit, which prepares patients for care elsewhere.
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February 16, 1999 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mix-up of two newborns at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange was the result of a series of errors thought to have begun when the infant boys were placed in the wrong bassinets, and their true identities then repeatedly overlooked, officials conceded Monday. It is the kind of mistake that is never supposed to happen, the kind of mistake that is every new parent's nightmare. This one has already caused St.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Children's Hospital of Orange County, having regained its financial footing, is striking out on its own again after little more than three years under the management wing of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. The mutual decision was announced Friday and came after CHOC earned $3 million from operations last year--its first profit in five years. CHOC was on its way to higher earnings this year, said Larry K. Ainsworth, St. Joseph's chief executive.
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February 2, 1992 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first skirmish in the war between neurosurgeon Mark Anderson and orthopedic surgeon Brian Ewald broke out one day in the operating room at St. Joseph Hospital, where their patient lay with a broken neck. Anderson says that as he tried to mend the damaged vertebrae with prosthetic wire, Ewald suddenly refused to continue the surgery and threatened to get him kicked off the staff at St. Joseph, one of Orange County's premier medical facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An antitrust lawsuit alleging that a group of doctors at St. Joseph Hospital abused the facility's care-review process to drive a neurosurgeon and his colleagues from the staff has been quietly settled out of court. Dr. Mark E. Anderson, now chief of neurosurgery at Irvine Medical Center, entered into a confidential settlement with St. Joseph in April to end a 4-year-old lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court. Anderson had sought an unspecified amount in damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The children of a longtime Salvation Army official sued St. Joseph Hospital on Monday, alleging their father strangled on a chest restraining device while trying to climb out of bed. The daughter and two sons of Arthur L. Carl Sr. allege in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court, that the Orange hospital and its transitional care unit were negligent in treating the 83-year-old stroke patient and tried to cover up the cause of his death.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1989 | Leslie Berkman, Times staff writer
St. Joseph Hospital later this month will open near its Orange headquarters the first center licensed in Southern California to offer a new treatment developed to heal the wounds of diabetics, the elderly and other patients with circulatory problems. Sally Sims, executive director of clinical services for St. Joseph Hospital, said the hospital has been licensed by Caratech Inc. to use the firm's patented process to produce a substance for treating hard-to-heal wounds.
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March 8, 1992 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fifty-one years and four months ago, Jeff Tanksley was lying in a blanket-lined drawer in the glow of a single light bulb, fighting for his life. All 26 1/2 ounces of him. Born three months premature, he created a sensation at Downey Community Hospital, where doctors and nurses--and reporters--hovered over the tiniest infant to be born up to that time in the hospital. They couldn't do much else. It was 1940 and the medical specialty that has come to be called neonatology was unknown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1999
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, which sent newborns home with the wrong parents on Valentine's Day, has consistently failed to keep enough nurses on duty in the maternity ward, according to two state reports made public Thursday. Staffing problems over the last year continued into January and February, state inspectors found, although they did not specifically blame insufficient staffing for the Valentine's mix-up and several others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Layoff notices were handed Tuesday to 130 employees at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, one of several steps being taken by the 440-bed hospital to trim about $19.3 million from operating expenses for the coming fiscal year, hospital officials said. The layoffs are part of an operational reorganization aimed at keeping the facility in the black without compromising medical service, hospital president Larry Ainsworth said. The layoffs would reduce the 3,000-employee work force by 4.3%. St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning blow to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, a civil jury Monday found one of the hospital's leading physicians negligent for failing to diagnose and treat a common but curable eye disease that left a premature baby blind. After two full days of deliberations, jurors announced that 2 1/2-year-old Madison Scott's blindness was worth $1.43 million in economic damages, pain and suffering. Jurors decided that Dr. Robert L. Hillyard, director of St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giving the gift of life just about killed bone marrow donor Lina Joy. In a rare complication to an increasingly common procedure, Joy, 44, of Paramount, contracted a staph infection in her marrow after the tissue was extracted from her pelvis at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange two years ago. The ensuing treatment--including 65 days of hospitalization--brought her near death several times. She suffered liver, colon and kidney failure, and fell into a deep coma.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giving the gift of life just about killed bone-marrow donor Lina Joy. In a rare complication to an increasingly common procedure, Joy, 44, of Paramount got a staph infection in her marrow after the tissue was extracted from her pelvis at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange two years ago. The ensuing treatment--including 65 days of hospitalization--brought her near death several times. She suffered liver, colon and kidney failure, and fell into a deep coma.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1999
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, which sent newborns home with the wrong parents on Valentine's Day, has consistently failed to keep enough nurses on duty in the maternity ward, according to two state reports made public Thursday. Staffing problems over the last year continued into January and February, state inspectors found, although they did not specifically blame insufficient staffing for the Valentine's mix-up and several others.
NEWS
March 12, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange has consistently failed to keep enough nurses on duty in the maternity ward where a series of baby mix-ups culminated with an infant taken home by the wrong parents on Valentine's Day, according to a state investigation made public Thursday. Staffing problems over the past year continued into January and February of this year, state inspectors found, though they did not specifically blame insufficient staffing for the baby mix-ups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | JOHN POPE
The public will be able to tour a new emergency medical center and take part in a health fair and other activities at an open house Saturday for St. Joseph Hospital and Children's Hospital of Orange County's new $11-million center with a special area for children. A dedication ceremony Friday will celebrate a successful five-year campaign to raise funds for the center, St. Joseph Hospital spokeswoman Valerie Orleans said. About $5.5 million was collected through private donations, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Admitting widespread problems in the maternity ward, the president of St. Joseph Hospital said Monday that the hospital will buy an electronic security system to ensure that a newborn is never again sent home with the wrong parents.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Admitting widespread problems in the maternity ward, the president of St. Joseph Hospital said Monday that the hospital will buy an electronic security system to ensure that a newborn is never again sent home with the wrong parents.
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