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December 1, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Two nurses examined an earthquake victim writhing in pain inside a yellow triage tent recently on the lawn of Redlands Community Hospital. They suspected the woman had head trauma, a broken leg and internal bleeding as part of a disaster drill that morning for a magnitude 7.9 earthquake. The 229-bed facility was running on two generators after losing power, and the nurses needed to get her inside the hospital and into intensive care. Trouble was the hospital gurneys were too heavy for the damp grass and they couldn't roll them to the triage tent.
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September 15, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A wave of consolidation among hospitals and physician groups has drawn scrutiny from the California attorney general's office amid concerns that these alliances could boost medical prices. Some hospital chains and insurance companies in the state said they have received civil subpoenas from the attorney general's office seeking information about market concentration among medical providers and the effect on healthcare pricing. Sharp HealthCare, which runs seven hospitals and two affiliated medical groups in the San Diego area, said it was contacted by investigators, as were some insurers such as Health Net Inc. of Woodland Hills.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Columbia/HCA, Sharp Healthcare in Partnership: Nashville, Tenn.-based Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. formed a partnership with Sharp Healthcare, one of the biggest hospital operators in San Diego County. The alliance is a 50-50 partnership of the fast-growing hospital giant and closely held Sharp, which controls about a third of the San Diego County market.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sharp Healthcare, the highly regarded nonprofit San Diego hospital chain that became a subject of a state investigation for its proposed joint venture with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., on Friday withdrew from the planned agreement. No details about the withdrawal decision were given.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989 | LESLIE WOLF and CHRIS KRAUL, Times Staff Writers
Community Hospital of Chula Vista announced Wednesday that it will become a part of the Sharp HealthCare network--an affiliation that hospital administrators say will allow them to expand in anticipation of a future population boom in the South Bay. "There is no outright purchase of the hospital by Sharp," said Community Hospital spokeswoman Imozelle McVeigh. "We are becoming a member of the Sharp health care system."
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February 26, 1986 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The head of Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa has resigned after almost 20 years of building it into one of the region's most prominent medical institutions. The resignation of Dean M. Crowder was accepted Tuesday by the board of directors of San Diego Hospital Assn., which oversees the numerous hospital, clinical and convalescent facilities grouped together as Sharp HealthCare Inc., of which Sharp Memorial is the centerpiece. The board elected general counsel Peter K.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many of California's 366 nonprofit hospitals fight for survival in a cutthroat health care market, the prospect of a deep-pocketed partner coming to their financial rescue is enticing. When the would-be rescuer is a for-profit enterprise, however, many of the people who run nonprofit hospitals think the white knight is wearing a black hat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Once upon a time, there was a wondrous hospital with magic machines and doctors who ordered tests as many times as they felt they were needed. An extra day spent in the hospital, "just to make sure you're OK," was a matter of course. It was a place where patients got well while the hospital made more than enough money to cover its expenses. That was the way it was supposed to work.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sharp Healthcare, the highly regarded nonprofit San Diego hospital chain that became a subject of a state investigation for its proposed joint venture with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., on Friday withdrew from the planned agreement. No details about the withdrawal decision were given.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren on Friday vowed to block a proposed joint venture between Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. and San Diego's highly regarded Sharp hospital system and said he will investigate why two more lucrative offers were turned down at a potential cost of more than $200 million in charitable funds to Californians. Lungren charged that Sharp HealthCare was not getting the full value for four hospitals that it agreed in December to jointly operate with Columbia/HCA in a 50-50 venture.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Columbia/HCA, Sharp Healthcare in Partnership: Nashville, Tenn.-based Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. formed a partnership with Sharp Healthcare, one of the biggest hospital operators in San Diego County. The alliance is a 50-50 partnership of the fast-growing hospital giant and closely held Sharp, which controls about a third of the San Diego County market.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many of California's 366 nonprofit hospitals fight for survival in a cutthroat health care market, the prospect of a deep-pocketed partner coming to their financial rescue is enticing. When the would-be rescuer is a for-profit enterprise, however, many of the people who run nonprofit hospitals think the white knight is wearing a black hat.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four regional health care organizations said Tuesday that they have formed a statewide network they hope will appeal to large companies by giving their employees access to medical facilities throughout California. Officials of the four organizations said their effort is a response to the prospect of national health reform and the pressure of employers that are demanding cuts in medical costs.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four regional health care organizations said Tuesday that they have formed a statewide network they hope will appeal to large companies by giving their employees access to medical facilities throughout California. Officials of the four organizations said their effort is a response to the prospect of national health reform and the pressure of employers that are demanding cuts in medical costs.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A wave of consolidation among hospitals and physician groups has drawn scrutiny from the California attorney general's office amid concerns that these alliances could boost medical prices. Some hospital chains and insurance companies in the state said they have received civil subpoenas from the attorney general's office seeking information about market concentration among medical providers and the effect on healthcare pricing. Sharp HealthCare, which runs seven hospitals and two affiliated medical groups in the San Diego area, said it was contacted by investigators, as were some insurers such as Health Net Inc. of Woodland Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Sharp HealthCare threw down a $46-million gauntlet for its competitors Thursday by announcing plans for a 108-bed women's hospital next to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Double the size of a similar facility that will open at Grossmont Hospital this fall, the Mary Birch Women's Hospital will be the biggest free-standing women's hospital in Southern California, Sharp HealthCare President Peter K. Ellsworth said. The facility will be financed with $31 million in hospital bonds and a $15-million fund-raising drive by the Sharp Hospitals Foundation.
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