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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994
A major Torrance-based medical center is offering to purchase financially struggling South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach. Under the proposal, the publicly owned 203-bed South Bay Hospital would be consolidated with the 374-bed Little Company of Mary Hospital, a nonprofit Catholic facility in Torrance. "It would be one hospital on two sites," said James C. Lester, president of Little Company of Mary Health Services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1998
Emergency services will cease at South Bay Medical Center beginning Monday as part of plan to lease the hospital to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, which plans to convert it into an outpatient care facility. Little Company of Mary plans to open the Beach Cities Ambulatory Care Center on June 1, providing urgent and primary care to residents in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Bay Hospital, which has been suffering financially in recent years, is losing its single biggest managed-care contract to a Torrance competitor, a move that could cost the Redondo Beach hospital as many as 20% of its patients. But the small 203-bed hospital is now negotiating with other managed-care companies in hopes of bolstering the number of patients it treats.
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February 19, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Garcia doesn't remember much about the heart attack that nearly took his life in October 1996, when he collapsed in the middle of the Manhattan Beach Old Home Town Fair 10-kilometer run. He learned afterward that paramedics did all they could while rushing him to the emergency room at South Bay Medical Center in nearby Redondo Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1989 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
Falling victim to changes in medical insurance coverage and competition among hospitals, AMI South Bay Hospital laid off 76 of its 604 employees on Tuesday. Closure of two money-losing programs and loss of a key medical services contract were blamed. "It's like aerospace," said Shelley Kullman, the hospital's marketing chief. "When you lose a contract, you have a cut in staff until you contract with someone else. It's a common occurrence with hospitals."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Congress considers how to reshape the country's health care system, South Bay Hospital is looking to improve its ties to the large physician and insurer networks that are expected to flourish under the medical reform effort. At its meeting tonight, the board of the Beach Cities Health District, the public agency that owns the 203-bed hospital in Redondo Beach, is scheduled to pick a consultant to study how the hospital can join more networks.
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August 8, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The executive director of the South Bay Hospital District has been fired, primarily for failing to promote the agency as a source of money for public health programs, board members said this week. Kathleen A. Belkham, 43, will step down as executive director on Friday after serving 10 months of an 18-month contract. Under an agreement with the board, she will receive $34,639 in vacation pay, pension benefits and remaining salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Battered by the impending loss of its largest health-care contract, South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach is pondering how to keep its doors open amid financial losses and stiff competition for patients. One option could be turning over management of part or all of the facility to another medical center. Discussions have been held with nearby Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, but officials at both hospitals said no decisions have been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fresh-cut flowers arrive at check-in. The menus feature chicken crepes and broiled cod Provencal. Such are the amenities at Redondo Beach's South Bay Hospital, which has hired a gourmet chef and adopted the hotel-style slogan, "We treat you well." In the high-stakes competition among health-care providers, some area hospitals have stepped up their marketing techniques in an effort to woo patients and build consumer loyalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following an upset victory, a new majority will control the board of the South Bay Hospital District and decide if millions of dollars of district funds should be pumped into renovating the 208-bed facility in Redondo Beach. Voters on Tuesday chose three new board members who have opposed a controversial proposal to modernize the small community hospital. The three winners, who ran as a slate, garnered more votes than candidates who favored funding improvements for the hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
For the third consecutive year, Torrance Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. HCIA Inc., a Baltimore-based health care organization, began rating hospitals nationwide three years ago and Torrance Memorial has made the list each year. The organization judges hospitals on clinical, financial and operational performance. "We're a people business and we've been very successful at it," said George Graham, president of the 70-year-old hospital.
NEWS
March 3, 1994
Operators of South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach have given a cool reception to a merger proposal from a rival hospital in Torrance, labeling it "unacceptable" and saying negotiations are under way with two other potential operators. But the merger proposal, from Little Company of Mary Health Services, will still be discussed at a public meeting at the hospital today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994
A major Torrance-based medical center is offering to purchase financially struggling South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach. Under the proposal, the publicly owned 203-bed South Bay Hospital would be consolidated with the 374-bed Little Company of Mary Hospital, a nonprofit Catholic facility in Torrance. "It would be one hospital on two sites," said James C. Lester, president of Little Company of Mary Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Battered by the impending loss of its largest health-care contract, South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach is pondering how to keep its doors open amid financial losses and stiff competition for patients. One option could be turning over management of part or all of the facility to another medical center. Discussions have been held with nearby Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, but officials at both hospitals said no decisions have been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Bay Hospital, which has been suffering financially in recent years, is losing its single biggest managed-care contract to a Torrance competitor, a move that could cost the Redondo Beach hospital as many as 20% of its patients. But the small 203-bed hospital is now negotiating with other managed-care companies in hopes of bolstering the number of patients it treats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Congress considers how to reshape the country's health care system, South Bay Hospital is looking to improve its ties to the large physician and insurer networks that are expected to flourish under the medical reform effort. At its meeting tonight, the board of the Beach Cities Health District, the public agency that owns the 203-bed hospital in Redondo Beach, is scheduled to pick a consultant to study how the hospital can join more networks.
NEWS
March 3, 1994
Operators of South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach have given a cool reception to a merger proposal from a rival hospital in Torrance, labeling it "unacceptable" and saying negotiations are under way with two other potential operators. But the merger proposal, from Little Company of Mary Health Services, will still be discussed at a public meeting at the hospital today.
NEWS
April 20, 1986
Dr. Arnold Niemeyer, a longtime resident who was the first chief of staff at South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach, died of leukemia April 9 at the hospital he once headed. He was 73. He was staff chief in 1960-61 and lived in Palos Verdes Estates for 38 years. Funeral services were held at the Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG
LIBRARIES CLOSE: Running low on cash, Los Angeles County plans to temporarily close five South Bay libraries starting in August unless it can come up with additional funds by the end of next week. The Hermosa Beach, Lawndale and Lennox libraries, along with Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne and Victoria Park Library in Carson, are among 43 libraries the county says it may close for an indefinite period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The campaign last fall for control of the beach cities' hospital district came down to a single question: Should a public agency spend millions of dollars to modernize the privately run South Bay Hospital? Three outsiders who opposed that spending won an upset victory and gained control of the South Bay Hospital District, now known as Beach Cities Health District. And sure enough, since Dick Fruin, Gerald L.
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