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December 18, 1994 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER
Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center is considering merging with or selling the facility to either St. John's Hospital and Health Center or UCLA Medical Center. Ted Braun, a spokesman for Santa Monica Hospital, confirmed that UniHealth, the facility's parent company, has been talking to UCLA Medical Center since June about a possible affiliation. Santa Monica Hospital has also continued discussions with St.
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May 17, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
After months of controversy, the owner of St. John's Health Center said it plans to sell the landmark Santa Monica hospital to Catholic chain Providence Health & Services. The hospital has been at the center of an intense competition that featured bids from UCLA Health System, other Catholic hospital chains and Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. After weighing the offers, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System in Denver said Friday that it was entering exclusive negotiations with Providence, which owns St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and four other Southern California hospitals.
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NEWS
June 13, 1985 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center has been granted limited status as a county trauma center in a compromise worked out with UCLA officials, who for months have opposed the hospital's trauma center application. Under the plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, Santa Monica Hospital will be granted "rural" trauma center status.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A high-stakes bidding war has erupted for St. John's Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital, with a local billionaire teaming up with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on an unsolicited offer. The latest bid, expected to be formally announced Wednesday, comes from former drug-company executive and healthcare entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, who said in a statement the bid has the support of the archdiocese. This offer is competing against at least two other bidders'.
NEWS
December 13, 1989 | From Times wire services
Mary Rogers Brooks, the only daughter of humorist Will Rogers, died today at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica after a brief illness. She was 76. She died at 5:50 a.m. from complications associated with cancer, said hospital spokeswoman Paulette Weir. She will be interred with her parents and brother, Fred, in the family sarcophagus at the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Okla., curator Greg Malak said. Brooks performed on stage and in movies in the 1930s under the stage name Mary Howard.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to the perils facing the nation's academic medical centers in a turbulent period of cost-cutting, UCLA Medical Center has agreed to acquire Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center, a well-regarded community hospital, for an undisclosed sum. The UC Board of Regents is expected to approve the proposal when it meets this afternoon in San Francisco, officials of both hospitals said.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS and KATHLEEN KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that could accelerate hospital consolidation in Southern California, Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center said it is in exclusive merger talks with UCLA Medical Center. The disclosure is a blow to St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, which had been wooing its Santa Monica rival for nearly a year. Bruce Lamoureux, St. John's chief operating officer, said the hospital was "disappointed" by Santa Monica Hospital's decision to break off talks.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Regents Approve Hospital Merger: As expected, the University of California Board of Regents voted to approve a proposal by UCLA Medical Center to acquire Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The boards of directors of Santa Monica Hospital and UniHealth America, a Burbank-based health care company that owns Santa Monica Hospital, are scheduled to vote on the merger next week.
NEWS
August 15, 1985
The City Council asked the staff to draft a report on banning regular helicopter landings at Santa Monica Hospital. Two helicopters landed at the hospital in the past week. Residents have complained that the helicopter landings are unsafe, noisy and unnecessary. The hospital has said that helicopters land only in emergencies.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Short of hospital nurses in recent years, St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica hired a recruiter in England and flew one of its top executives to London to interview job candidates. The recruiter's firm, Stateside Nursing, found 105 nurses and the hospital paid the company nearly $700,000 in recruiting fees and for providing "acculturation services" to help the foreigners adjust to life in Southern California. Despite all those payments, none of the nurses ever arrived in Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2012 | Chad Terhune
Amid a nationwide wave of healthcare mergers, a deal was brewing this fall to sell St. John's Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital founded by Catholic nuns and befriended by Hollywood stars. Then, without notice, late last month the hospital's out-of-town owner ousted the top executives, fired most of the directors and thrust into public view a long-simmering debate about the hospital's future. At the center of it all is Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, a hospital supporter who has committed $100 million to St. John's and already has his name on several buildings there.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Saint John's Health Center abruptly ousted its top two executives and most of its governing board as the Santa Monica hospital tries to grapple with years of losses and increasing competition from bigger rivals. Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, a Catholic nonprofit that owns Saint John's and 10 other hospitals in the U.S., dismissed hospital CEO Lou Lazatin, the chief operating officer and 15 members of the hospital's 17-person board, effective Thursday. Mike Wall, former head of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, was named interim president and chief executive at Saint John's.
MAGAZINE
April 9, 2000 | Ellen Alperstein
At 4 in the afternoon, I'm talking to a First Federal Bank of California investment advisor about mutual funds. A woman walks by and drops a loaf of sliced white bread onto his desk. "Is that your daily bread?" I ask. Well, yeah. When local physician Bill Mortensen founded First Federal on the brink of the Depression in 1929, even people lucky enough to win a job at the Santa Monica bank sometimes didn't have enough to eat.
NEWS
May 31, 1998 | DEBRA HOTALING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Theirs is a Santa Monica many of us can only imagine. "We knew everyone who lived here," recalls 79-year-old Virginia Tegner Spurgin, whose grandfather once owned what is now Santa Monica. "It was very rural--open fields from what is now Wilshire Boulevard all the way down to the ocean." "And milk was delivered by horse-drawn cart," interjects a woman standing next to Spurgin.
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July 27, 1995
Details, details. That's all that's left to work out now that the powers that be at Santa Monica Hospital have approved a long-planned merger with the UCLA Medical Center. Tuesday night's vote by the hospital board came after the board of UniHealth, the Burbank-based corporation that owns the hospital, gave its blessing to the merger. The university Board of Regents voted Friday. The new entity will be known as Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
NEWS
October 21, 1985
Police are searching for suspects in the early morning shotgun slaying of a Los Angeles youth outside a teen dance club in Santa Monica. Christian Jepson, 18, was pronounced dead at Santa Monica Hospital after being shot at the 321 Club at 321 Santa Monica Blvd., Sgt. Russ Martin said. Jepson and a group of friends had been fighting with another group of youths inside the club when the fight spilled into the street, Martin said.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Regents Approve Hospital Merger: As expected, the University of California Board of Regents voted to approve a proposal by UCLA Medical Center to acquire Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The boards of directors of Santa Monica Hospital and UniHealth America, a Burbank-based health care company that owns Santa Monica Hospital, are scheduled to vote on the merger next week.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to the perils facing the nation's academic medical centers in a turbulent period of cost-cutting, UCLA Medical Center has agreed to acquire Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center, a well-regarded community hospital, for an undisclosed sum. The UC Board of Regents is expected to approve the proposal when it meets this afternoon in San Francisco, officials of both hospitals said.
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