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October 1, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
St. Vincent's Medical Center is Los Angeles' oldest hospital and, in the midst of its sprawling, palm-dotted campus, sits a six-story building, home to the Daughters of Charity, the families of out-of-town patients and the only history center and museum of its kind in the West. What began five years ago as Sister Helen Carmody's personal rescue of dumpster-bound memorabilia is now a 3,000-square-foot repository, research center and museum that encompasses the history of medicine in Los Angeles.
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May 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The beleaguered St. Vincent Medical Center, beset by scandal, layoffs and increasing debt, announced the appointment Thursday of a new chief executive officer. Catherine Fickes, a veteran healthcare administrator, will replace Gus Valdespino, who quit after citing philosophical differences over strategy and finances with the Daughters of Charity Health System. St. Vincent, the oldest hospital in Los Angeles, lost $12.
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July 17, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND and MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A nasty battle of wills between three local Catholic medical centers and an aggressive union has ignited a passionate debate among national and local clergy about the church's role in dealing with labor disputes in its own backyard. The clash between Catholic Healthcare West, which is operated by nine orders of nuns, and the Service Employees International Union is among the most contentious in a growing number of disputes between Catholic-run health care facilities and labor organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
St. Vincent's Medical Center is Los Angeles' oldest hospital and, in the midst of its sprawling, palm-dotted campus, sits a six-story building, home to the Daughters of Charity, the families of out-of-town patients and the only history center and museum of its kind in the West. What began five years ago as Sister Helen Carmody's personal rescue of dumpster-bound memorabilia is now a 3,000-square-foot repository, research center and museum that encompasses the history of medicine in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 50 years of medical work, Sister Helen Carmody has seen her share of emergencies roll through hospital corridors. But nothing prepared her for the trauma she experienced the day she noticed workmen pushing dollies down a basement hallway at St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles. Workers were disposing of boxes of tattered papers, old photos and frayed, leather-bound ledgers filled with elegant handwritten script so distinctive of the 19th century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dipping into a $350-million endowment created by the sale of Queen of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center two years ago, a local foundation Tuesday announced an $8.5-million grant to provide health care to low-income, uninsured patients in central Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The beleaguered St. Vincent Medical Center, beset by scandal, layoffs and increasing debt, announced the appointment Thursday of a new chief executive officer. Catherine Fickes, a veteran healthcare administrator, will replace Gus Valdespino, who quit after citing philosophical differences over strategy and finances with the Daughters of Charity Health System. St. Vincent, the oldest hospital in Los Angeles, lost $12.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kaiser Permanente, the giant HMO, has quietly put off plans to close parts of its flagship Sunset Boulevard medical center and transfer surgical patients to a Catholic-owned private hospital in downtown Los Angeles. Kaiser had said in November 1996 that it would close inpatient operations at its sprawling Sunset center this year and begin sending surgical patients to St. Vincent Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courted for months by a cross-town hospital, Dr. Leonard Makowka, who transplanted the first pig's liver into a human, finally said yes and announced Tuesday that he is leaving Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to establish a transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center near Downtown Los Angeles. In the end, Makowka said he was induced to leave not so much by the money and other incentives offered by St.
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May 8, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Staff Writers
Cutbacks in emergency services at two large downtown hospitals last week have sent shock waves through the entire Los Angeles County health-care system, igniting a debate over the true causes of the crisis. Three other central Los Angeles hospitals have also given strong indications that they plan to curtail emergency room service. Many hospitals say they are suffering huge losses from growing numbers of emergency room patients unable or unwilling to pay their bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dipping into a $350-million endowment created by the sale of Queen of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center two years ago, a local foundation Tuesday announced an $8.5-million grant to provide health care to low-income, uninsured patients in central Los Angeles.
NEWS
July 17, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND and MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A nasty battle of wills between three local Catholic medical centers and an aggressive union has ignited a passionate debate among national and local clergy about the church's role in dealing with labor disputes in its own backyard. The clash between Catholic Healthcare West, which is operated by nine orders of nuns, and the Service Employees International Union is among the most contentious in a growing number of disputes between Catholic-run health care facilities and labor organizations.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kaiser Permanente, the giant HMO, has quietly put off plans to close parts of its flagship Sunset Boulevard medical center and transfer surgical patients to a Catholic-owned private hospital in downtown Los Angeles. Kaiser had said in November 1996 that it would close inpatient operations at its sprawling Sunset center this year and begin sending surgical patients to St. Vincent Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 50 years of medical work, Sister Helen Carmody has seen her share of emergencies roll through hospital corridors. But nothing prepared her for the trauma she experienced the day she noticed workmen pushing dollies down a basement hallway at St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles. Workers were disposing of boxes of tattered papers, old photos and frayed, leather-bound ledgers filled with elegant handwritten script so distinctive of the 19th century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courted for months by a cross-town hospital, Dr. Leonard Makowka, who transplanted the first pig's liver into a human, finally said yes and announced Tuesday that he is leaving Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to establish a transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center near Downtown Los Angeles. In the end, Makowka said he was induced to leave not so much by the money and other incentives offered by St.
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