CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2009 |
Dr. Stanley van den Noort, the UC Irvine neurologist who championed the early treatment of multiple sclerosis patients and who, as dean of the university's school of medicine, fought a 12-year losing battle to construct a major teaching hospital on campus, has died. He was 79. Van den Noort died Wednesday at his home in Tustin of complications from a brain injury he suffered two years earlier, his family said. Van den Noort built a large and successful MS practice at UC Irvine, drawing patients from throughout the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2008 |
The program to train cardiologists at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center has been stripped of its national accreditation by the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The decision, which takes effect in a year, marks the first time a residency or fellowship program at the Boyle Heights facility has lost accreditation.
February 14, 2005
Re "King/Drew at a Critical Point," editorial, Feb. 7: We concur with Navigant that Charles Drew University of Medicine is an asset and strength to King/Drew Medical Center. Many of our nation's best hospitals are affiliated with a university. This community deserves excellence in care, and excellence in care is associated with teaching hospitals. King/Drew has distinguished itself from other similar public or private institutions by investing in academic programs to train physicians and allied health workers to specifically care for Los Angeles' sickest and poorest populations.
May 10, 2004 |
Access to healthcare, it seems, doesn't ensure quality. Americans get only half the recommended medical care and screenings from their doctors, a new report says, even if they live in metropolitan areas with noted teaching hospitals. It makes no difference whether the setting is Orange County, Cleveland or Greenville, S.C., or whether patients are insured or uninsured, according to a new Rand Corp. study of 12 metropolitan areas with at least 200,000 people.
May 3, 2003 |
Lost in the publicity about the Los Angeles County public health-care system's continuing fiscal challenge is a serious inequity in federal funding of the county's renowned physician-training programs. The county's public teaching hospitals -- Harbor-UCLA, County-USC, King-Drew, Olive View-UCLA and Rancho Los Amigos -- not only are critical parts of the health-care safety net but also are important sources of well-trained doctors for our community and nation. These five hospitals train about 1.
October 21, 2002 |
When choosing health insurance this fall, many consumers will notice something new that's going to affect their pocketbooks. It used to be that it didn't matter which hospital your doctor sent you to -- you'd pay the same amount out of pocket. But some of California's largest medical insurers are pushing new health plans that will require you to pay more to go to hospitals that insurers consider too pricey.