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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1992
There seems to be a very troubling misconception in our community about San Pedro (Peninsula Hospital's) need for donations. The proposed affiliation with Little Company of Mary Hospital would mean a $12-million capital infusion for our community hospital. Because of this, some people apparently feel San Pedro Peninsula Hospital no longer needs their contributions. Nothing could be further from the truth! The reality is that San Pedro Peninsula Hospital will need more than $30 million over the next five years simply to stay current with modern medicine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994
The San Pedro-based cruise ship on which hundreds of passengers became ill will remain in port while federal investigators continue their search for the cause of the outbreak. A spokesman for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line said the company canceled two Ensenada cruises, one scheduled to depart Friday and one Monday, because the cause of the illness had not been determined.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1989 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
A month of controversy over who should control financially ailing San Pedro Peninsula Hospital ended in less than half an hour Tuesday night when an effort to replace the present 15-member board of directors collapsed. Members of San Pedro Peninsula Health Services--the community corporation that owns the hospital and elects the board--overwhelmingly voted to support the present board. As a result, a dissident group of corporate members never offered its expected motion to recall the board and elect its own proposed slate of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994
The San Pedro-based cruise ship on which hundreds of passengers became ill will remain in port while federal investigators continue their search for the cause of the outbreak. A spokesman for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line said the company canceled two Ensenada cruises, one scheduled to depart Friday and one Monday, because the cause of the illness had not yet been determined.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital has raised about $50,000 in its sixth annual jog-walk-a-thon, which attracted about 100 runners. The money will be used to purchase X-ray equipment to detect breast cancer.
NEWS
March 18, 1985
A 17-year-old boy was killed in an apparently gang-related shooting after a fight in San Pedro. Lonell Roberson and several friends became involved in a fight with Jose Chairez, 21, police said. Chairez reportedly went to his vehicle, got a handgun, returned to the group and fired several shots. One shot hit Roberson, police said. Roberson was taken to San Pedro Peninsula Hospital where he died, O'Connell said. Chairez voluntarily surrendered to police.
NEWS
August 13, 1988
A 13-year-old boy standing on a sidewalk in a housing project area was fatally wounded by bullets fired from a passing car after a gang-related dispute Friday night, Harbor Division police said. "Witnesses told us they heard gang slogans being shouted before the shots," said Lt. Tom Scheidecker. Paramedics rushed the victim, whose name was not immediately released, to San Pedro Peninsula Hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1988
Your newspaper recently reported the lawsuit which was filed by a former nurse at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital for alleged sexual harassment. Because of the inflammatory allegations, we believe it is necessary to point out that there are always two sides to any lawsuit. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital employs competent professionals to provide nursing services to our patients. Patient care is our primary concern. The environment in which our employees work contributes to the quality of patient care.
NEWS
March 17, 1988
Your newspaper recently reported the lawsuit which was filed by a former nurse at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital for alleged sexual harassment. Because of the inflammatory allegations, we believe it is necessary to point out that there are always two sides to any lawsuit. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital employs competent professionals to provide nursing services to our patients. Patient care is our primary concern. The environment in which our employees work contributes to the quality of patient care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of the sweeping changes enveloping the South Bay medical world, Bay Harbor Hospital in Harbor City is studying whether to join forces with a nearby hospital. The board that oversees Bay Harbor Hospital voted last week to explore affiliating with Little Company of Mary Health Services, which operates hospitals in Torrance and San Pedro. Bay Harbor officials had already been talking with Little Company's chief competitor, Torrance Memorial Medical Center. No decision on any affiliation is expected before January, said Jack Weiblen, chief executive officer of Bay Harbor, a 362-bed nonprofit facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the stately Viking Serenade glides into Los Angeles Harbor two mornings each week, it is greeted by a van dispatched by a local clinic to fetch the cruise ship's ailing crew members. The van whisks them to the hospital-run clinic in San Pedro where, last Friday, 16 crew members were treated for such ills as back injuries and a sprained shoulder. A ship's pianist received physical therapy for his hands. A casino employee underwent tests for abdominal pain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1992 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Torrance jury has rejected a San Pedro nurse's claims that she suffered emotional distress from witnessing what she considered sexual harassment carried out by a prominent South Bay doctor. The decision came in a landmark "environmental sexual harassment" lawsuit in which the nurse sought damages as a witness to--not as the direct target of--sexual harassment in the workplace. Acting on a lawsuit filed by former surgical nurse Julie Fisher, the Torrance Superior Court jury decided that Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital are promising its upcoming alignment with Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance will mean better services, but the change has stirred concern among abortion rights advocates. The reason: Abortions and sterilizations will no longer be performed at the San Pedro facility after it becomes affiliated next month with Little Company of Mary, a Catholic hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1992
There seems to be a very troubling misconception in our community about San Pedro (Peninsula Hospital's) need for donations. The proposed affiliation with Little Company of Mary Hospital would mean a $12-million capital infusion for our community hospital. Because of this, some people apparently feel San Pedro Peninsula Hospital no longer needs their contributions. Nothing could be further from the truth! The reality is that San Pedro Peninsula Hospital will need more than $30 million over the next five years simply to stay current with modern medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991 | GERALD FARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital has ended three years of red ink by posting a profit for 1990. In an annual report released last week, hospital President John Wilson said the community hospital posted a $241,000 profit. The flow of red ink began in 1987 and totaled $10.6 million by the end of 1989. Calling the change of fortune "absolutely phenomenal," Wilson said San Pedro's recovery is "the most significant turnaround of any hospital situation we know of."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1991
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital will offer a behind-the-scenes look at outpatient care, surgical services and cardiovascular diagnostic operations in free tours from noon to 5 p.m. April 28. The hospital is at 1300 W. 7th St. Tours, which last one hour, will take people into areas--including operating suites and diagnostic testing rooms--not normally open to the public. Participants will be given sterile garments to wear over their clothes when touring surgical areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1991
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital will offer a behind-the-scenes look at outpatient care, surgical services and cardiovascular diagnostic operations in free tours from noon to 5 p.m. April 28. The hospital is at 1300 W. 7th St. Tours, which last one hour, will take people into areas--including operating suites and diagnostic testing rooms--not normally open to the public. Participants will be given sterile garments to wear over their clothes when touring surgical areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1989 | GERALD FARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The financially ailing San Pedro Peninsula Hospital appears to be well on the way to healing itself. The community hospital was saddled with accumulated losses of $9 million earlier in the year, but is expected to end 1989 having cut that deficit to no more than $1.5 million. The year's budget was $95 million. The change in the financial picture has come about through a number of efforts: Employees were laid off.
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