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March 3, 1998 | VANESSA HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking heed of an industry-wide prescription for fiscal health, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital are expected to agree today to form an alliance designed to lower operating costs, expand medical service and enhance research. The UC Board of Regents is expected to approve the deal at its March 18 meeting in Oakland, hospital officials said.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 2012 | By Chad Terhune
Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California said it resolved a lengthy contract dispute with UCLA and other UC system hospitals over reimbursements for patient care. Effective Sept. 1, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital will be back in the Blue Shield network. The San Francisco health insurer said this new contract with all UC providers statewide runs through June 30, 2015. The previous contract expired Dec. 31 as the two sides bickered over rising medical costs.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2010 | By Roger Vincent
In a rare nine-figure real estate deal, the Regents of the University of California have agreed to pay $147 million over 30 years to rent a medical facility planned in Santa Monica. Developer Randy Miller hopes to begin construction on the three-story building by August. It would rise on a parking lot at 1223 16th St., across the street from the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. The final cost of the 50,000-square-foot development, including land acquisition, would be about $50 million, Miller said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | David Lazarus
After months of impasse, Blue Shield of California and UCLA finally have a proposal on the table to settle a contract dispute that's caused worry and confusion for thousands of patients seeking treatment at one of the state's premier medical facilities. But don't expect a breakthrough any time soon. The two sides remain far apart over how much Blue Shield should pay for members' visits to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and the nearby Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2006 | Daniel Yi
Blue Shield of California members are once again welcome at UCLA hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica, the health plan and university announced. In July, after contract talks failed over how much Blue Shield of California would pay for hospital services, the health plan withdrew the hospital from its network of providers and directed about 4,000 of its members to other regional facilities. The parties renewed negotiations and reached a new contract, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1999
The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center opened an emergency care facility Wednesday that will provide free 24-hour medical help. Authorities said the faster medical care, and gathering of evidence, could lead to more successful prosecutions of rape cases.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2012 | By Chad Terhune
Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California said it resolved a lengthy contract dispute with UCLA and other UC system hospitals over reimbursements for patient care. Effective Sept. 1, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital will be back in the Blue Shield network. The San Francisco health insurer said this new contract with all UC providers statewide runs through June 30, 2015. The previous contract expired Dec. 31 as the two sides bickered over rising medical costs.
TRAVEL
January 14, 2007 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
IF you're headed to cold country to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled or ice skate, preparation is the key to staying healthy. Here are tips from six experts: * Use artificial tears, because humidity drops at high altitudes, says Dr. Lawrence Hopp, an ophthalmologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The eyedrops, available over the counter, are also useful when flying, because eyes tend to dry out in the airplane cabin's recirculated air.
HEALTH
April 10, 2000 | MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
On Friday, a Braille Institute class will teach people with fading vision how to use visual aids and do daily tasks in new ways. Filipino-American Service Group Inc., 135 Park View St., Los Angeles. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1252. EDUCATION * Today: "NuParent" class, beginning today and for five consecutive Mondays, will help parents with infants, newborns to 6 months old. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25.
HEALTH
May 15, 2000 | MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is looking for women 55 and older to participate in a double-blind cholesterol research study. Participants must be post-menopausal and have high or borderline-high cholesterol. Free cholesterol-lowering medication and coronary screening will be offered. Contact Andrene at (310) 222-8015. EDUCATION * Tuesday: Infant and child CPR class, American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., Santa Monica. 6-10:30 p.m. $25. (310) 394-3773.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2011 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Four major Los Angeles hospitals are expressing alarm over plans to shut down the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass for 53 hours next month, saying transportation and law enforcement agencies have not adequately prepared for getting medical employees to work on time. The unprecedented closure, required to demolish a bridge as part of a widening of the 405, is expected to cause major delays. It has prompted some institutions in the area — including the Getty Center museum and the Skirball Cultural Center — to close during the July 15-18 weekend.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2010 | By Roger Vincent
In a rare nine-figure real estate deal, the Regents of the University of California have agreed to pay $147 million over 30 years to rent a medical facility planned in Santa Monica. Developer Randy Miller hopes to begin construction on the three-story building by August. It would rise on a parking lot at 1223 16th St., across the street from the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. The final cost of the 50,000-square-foot development, including land acquisition, would be about $50 million, Miller said.
OPINION
July 7, 2008
Re "Rape and reality," Opinion, June 30 Sarah Tofte spent a morning at the rape treatment center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Unfortunately, her Op-Ed article discourages potential victims from taking part in sexual assault evidentiary exams and possibly discourages reporting to law enforcement as well. The evidence collected in rape kits does help authorities find and punish assailants. It also helps to exonerate the innocent. Tofte's description of exams offers a very general view -- but every situation is different, and every process is not always necessary (for example, most victims do not need to undress over floor paper)
TRAVEL
January 14, 2007 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
IF you're headed to cold country to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled or ice skate, preparation is the key to staying healthy. Here are tips from six experts: * Use artificial tears, because humidity drops at high altitudes, says Dr. Lawrence Hopp, an ophthalmologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The eyedrops, available over the counter, are also useful when flying, because eyes tend to dry out in the airplane cabin's recirculated air.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2006 | Daniel Yi
Blue Shield of California members are once again welcome at UCLA hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica, the health plan and university announced. In July, after contract talks failed over how much Blue Shield of California would pay for hospital services, the health plan withdrew the hospital from its network of providers and directed about 4,000 of its members to other regional facilities. The parties renewed negotiations and reached a new contract, they said.
HEALTH
January 22, 2001
On Tuesday, "What You Should Know About Medicare HMOs," a seminar for seniors, will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of joining an HMO, how to appeal HMO decisions, and new Medicare and HMO changes for 2001. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.
HEALTH
June 26, 2000 | MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
Depression The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is seeking depressed adolescents, ages 7 to 17, to participate in a research study of an experimental antidepressant. Participants will receive a complete psychiatric evaluation and follow-up care. For information, call (310) 222-7957. EDUCATION * Today: Infant/child CPR class will include demonstrations and a lecture. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 6-10 p.m. $20 per person. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.
OPINION
July 7, 2008
Re "Rape and reality," Opinion, June 30 Sarah Tofte spent a morning at the rape treatment center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Unfortunately, her Op-Ed article discourages potential victims from taking part in sexual assault evidentiary exams and possibly discourages reporting to law enforcement as well. The evidence collected in rape kits does help authorities find and punish assailants. It also helps to exonerate the innocent. Tofte's description of exams offers a very general view -- but every situation is different, and every process is not always necessary (for example, most victims do not need to undress over floor paper)
HEALTH
October 23, 2000 | MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
"Understanding Your Options When Your HMO Leaves You," sponsored by the nonprofit Center for Health Care Rights, will answer questions about what HMO members can do when their health plan stops providing Medicare coverage. Center staff will also discuss what Medicare HMOs will be available next year and provide tips on switching to a new HMO or Medicare supplemental policy. The forums will be held Friday, 1-2:30 p.m., Arcadia Senior Center; Nov. 7, 1-2 p.m.
HEALTH
June 26, 2000 | MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
Depression The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is seeking depressed adolescents, ages 7 to 17, to participate in a research study of an experimental antidepressant. Participants will receive a complete psychiatric evaluation and follow-up care. For information, call (310) 222-7957. EDUCATION * Today: Infant/child CPR class will include demonstrations and a lecture. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 6-10 p.m. $20 per person. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.
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