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April 25, 1996 | NICK GREEN
Santa Paula Memorial Hospital has laid off seven employees in a cost-cutting move to cover an operating deficit of about $700,000. The final pink slips were handed out Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Bill Greene said. Patient care should be unaffected by the layoffs, which include managerial, clerical and technical employees, he said. 'This is a plan of positive direction," Greene said. "It unfortunately has a slight negative side to it.
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December 10, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision Tuesday on whether to pull the plug on negotiations to rescue Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, which has the only emergency room in the Santa Clara River Valley. Two hospital trustees said they interpreted the supervisors' silence as a positive sign, indicating that the board has not shut the door on talks to keep the small, semi-rural hospital open.
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December 13, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
A top Santa Paula Memorial Hospital negotiator said Friday that the failing medical center was prepared to cede control of its entire 25-acre property to Ventura County to revive the facility next year under county management. The concession could remove a key obstacle that has blocked a deal as the county has tried for six months to absorb the tiny, debt-ridden hospital into the public health-care system and save the only emergency room for 45 miles between Santa Clarita and Ventura.
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December 27, 2002 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
Cash-strapped Santa Paula Memorial Hospital is testing how deep the holiday spirit runs with an urgent plea for donations to keep the Santa Clara Valley's only hospital afloat. For the second year in a row, the Ventura County hospital has gone into the community, hand extended, seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep its doors open for a few more months.
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June 8, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
Four people were wounded, two seriously, in shootings in Oxnard and near Santa Paula on Sunday night, authorities said Monday. In the first incident, two San Fernando men were shot about 9:40 p.m. while walking through the courtyard of an apartment complex on Campbell Way, in south Oxnard. The victims, Dion Walker and Glen Fennell, both 19, were in serious condition Monday at St. John's Regional Medical Center.
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November 27, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid pledges that it will not be allowed to die, Santa Paula's Memorial Hospital celebrated its 40th anniversary last month by holding the first meeting of a committee formed to save it. The hospital--one of just three in California built solely from community gifts--continues to lose $6,000 a day as backers scramble to staunch the flow of red ink that threatens Ventura County's smallest general hospital. "Our environment is Darwinian; we have to adapt," hospital board Chairman Phil Romney said.
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December 27, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Frustrated Santa Paula Memorial Hospital employees were turned away Friday when they showed up to collect paychecks at the shuttered facility. Two hundred employees had hoped that they would be compensated for their final days worked before the hospital shut down all inpatient services last week. A federal bankruptcy judge had ordered Wednesday that the $225,000 payroll be released to employees the day after Christmas, said Philip Romney, chairman of Santa Paula Memorial's board.
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December 11, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
On the brink of bankruptcy, Santa Paula Memorial Hospital shut down its intensive care unit Wednesday and will suspend all medical and emergency room services by Dec. 19 because of inadequate staffing, officials said. The hospital's board voted unanimously Tuesday night to take the action, as Ventura County officials continued to debate whether to move forward with a rescue plan for the tiny medical center.
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November 19, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The fiscally ailing Santa Paula Memorial Hospital took a turn for the worse Tuesday when trustees for Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura declined to enter into talks to save the medical center. Saying they have their own financial obligations to consider, trustees for the Ventura hospital said they could not grant Santa Paula Memorial's request to discuss a potential partnership, said Phil Drescher, chairman of Community Memorial Hospital's board of trustees.
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October 6, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Bucking healthcare trends, Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to purchase bankrupt Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, a move aimed at expanding public healthcare for 45,000 Santa Clara Valley residents. While many hospitals and emergency rooms across California are closing, the $2.75-million deal approved by the Board of Supervisors would reopen the shuttered Santa Paula facility under the auspices of the county's Health Care Agency.
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