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May 5, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group home for troubled teenagers is being forced off the grounds of UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and castigated by government regulators after the alleged sexual assault of one boy and a series of other disturbing incidents.
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February 9, 2014 | By Julie Cart
Authorities on Sunday night identified another motorist injured in a fatal wrong-way crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar. Olivia Culbreath, 21, was heading east on the westbound 60 Freeway about 4:40 a.m. when her  2013 Chevrolet Camaro collided head-on with a 1998 Ford Explorer, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses told CHP officers that the Camaro was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The crash left six people dead. On Sunday night, authorities identified a man injured in a third vehicle struck by the Ford Explorer: Joel Cortez, 57, of La Puente.
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June 25, 2013 | DAVID LAZARUS
Flavio de Pecol hit the trifecta after taking his daughter to the emergency room for a horse-riding injury: hours of waiting, a 16-mile ambulance ride to a different facility and bills for more than $40,000. At least, he thought, that was the end of it. But nearly two years after his daughter's whirlwind tour of the U.S. healthcare system, De Pecol, of Newport Beach, has received yet another bill, this time for $1,054.53 that UC Irvine Medical Center failed to charge him the first time around.
SPORTS
November 6, 1987
Funeral services for sports agent Al Frohman of Encino will be held Sunday at Groman-Eden Mortuary in Mission Hills. Frohman, 61, suffered a stroke last month and died Tuesday of coronary arrest at UC Irvine Medical Center. In 1980, he negotiated Dave Winfield's contract with the New York Yankees, calling for a reported $1.4 million a year--the highest for a free agent at the time.
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August 12, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
A car crash victim's identity was a mystery to hospital officials until her family and friends came forward last week, UC Irvine Medical Center spokeswoman Kim Pine said. Resident Barbara Kerttu, 64, suffered head injuries after a car hit her as she walked along the 6000 block of Warner Avenue on July 27, Pine said. She carried no identification and the nature of her injuries made her extremely confused and disoriented, Pine said.
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November 17, 1985
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August 29, 1988
The heart of a unidentified man who had been shot in the head was transplanted at UC Irvine Medical Center after police and hospital authorities made an unsuccessful effort to determine his name or reach relatives. It was the second time in Orange County's four-month history of heart transplants that doctors harvested the organ of an unidentified donor, a legal but relatively rare procedure.
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September 25, 1986 | Ray Perez
A 33-year-old woman was killed and her husband injured when the motorcycle on which they were riding collided with a car at an intersection, police reported Wednesday. Police Sgt. Larry Hodges said the accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbury Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. He said the driver of the car was turning onto northbound Harbor from Woodbury when the motorcycle collided with the car's front. Debra Hapcauck was dead on arrival at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
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May 23, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports and
A 3-year-old Santa Ana boy died today from injuries he suffered when he dashed across a street near his home and was struck by a car, authorities said. The child, Juan Arreola, was trying to cross the street to get to his home in the 800 block of Louis Street about 7:45 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a car whose driver was not held or charged, police said. The boy was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where he underwent surgery for massive head and internal injuries. He died at 1:44 a.m. today.
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May 22, 2013 | By Anna Gorman and Maria L. La Ganga
A strike across the state by thousands of University of California healthcare workers in a labor dispute  began its second and final day Wednesday. The first day of the strike prompted the cancellation of hundreds of surgeries, the closure of laboratory stations and the diversion of emergency room patients, hospital officials said. No major problems have been reported, according to the Associated Press. The hospitals prepared for the two-day strike by rescheduling patients' elective surgeries and hiring temporary workers, but services still were affected after thousands of employees took to the picket line at UC medical centers in Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento, where the UC Davis facility is located.
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April 8, 2013 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Days after her dramatic rescue from a brush-covered ledge, the 18-year-old hiker who was missing for four days said she has only fleeting memories of her time lost in the south Orange County hills recalling only hallucinations, fending off animals and crying when she and her parents reunited. "I honestly didn't even know I was missing," Kyndall Jack told reporters Monday outside UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. "I didn't know I was gone. I didn't know anything was going on. I just thought I was in a big dream.
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August 24, 2011 | By Scott Gold and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
When a patrol officer pulled over the tan SUV on Monday night in the city of Orange, there was an empty child's seat in the back. The driver, a mother of three named Sonia Hermosillo, was cooperative and polite. "Calm. Stoic. No emotion," said Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams. Her mood was striking, authorities said, considering that hours earlier, Hermosillo had allegedly done the unthinkable — dropped her son over the side of a hospital parking garage. The 7-month-old boy, Noe Medina Jr., who was dropped from the fourth story and landed on a concrete walkway near an ambulance pad, remained in extremely critical condition Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center.
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March 12, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
State inspectors making a surprise follow-up visit to UC Irvine Medical Center last week found two deficiencies in "medication management" and issued an "immediate jeopardy" warning, alleging that patient care was at risk, hospital officials acknowledged Thursday. The warning, which was lifted Wednesday, is one of the most serious that can be issued to a hospital. UC Irvine Medical Center's chief executive, Terry A. Belmont, disclosed the findings by state inspectors working on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in e-mails sent to the staff this week and last week.
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September 18, 2009 | Kimi Yoshino
State inspectors investigating claims by nurses that faulty drug pumps had led to the accidental overdose of five patients at UC Irvine Medical Center found three deficiencies and issued an "immediate jeopardy" warning, alleging that patient care was at risk, hospital officials acknowledged Thursday. The warning earlier this summer is one of the most serious that can be issued against a hospital -- and typically federal or state inspectors stay on site until a plan to correct the problem is in place.
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June 28, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Two men were killed and another seriously injured early Saturday morning when an inflatable boat crashed into a bridge in Huntington Harbour, an upscale community in coastal Orange County, authorities said. Caleb Steele, 30, and Shawn Wilson, 35, both of Huntington Beach, were killed about 1 a.m. when the 12-foot Zodiac-style boat hit the Gilbert Drive Bridge over Shelter Channel at high speed. Witnesses said the boat was turning in tight circles, or "doughnuts," shortly before crash.
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September 16, 2000
Five months after taking the job on an interim basis, Dr. Ralph Cygan Friday was named director of UC Irvine Medical Center. Cygan, 53, has been a faculty member at the UCI College of Medicine for more than 20 years, holding a variety of positions. "We performed a rigorous national search for this very important position, and found that the most qualified candidate was right here at UCI," Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone said in a news release.
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November 25, 1986
Heavy evening traffic helped Garden Grove police catch a rape suspect Monday night after a half-mile chase. Police said Thomas Maurice Gasporra, 28, of La Habra was arrested at gunpoint on suspicion of kidnaping, forcible rape, evading arrest and reckless driving by officers Kevin LaCroix and Paul Griffith, who caught up with the suspect's vehicle at the crowded intersection of Katella and Knott avenues about 6:40 p.m.
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November 11, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Barboza is a Times staff writer
The head of UC Irvine Medical Center plans to step down in March, she told staff members by e-mail Monday. Maureen Zehntner, 60, has been on the job less than eight months and had served as the troubled hospital's interim chief executive since 2005. She cited personal reasons for her resignation, effective March 6.
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September 16, 2000
Five months after taking the job on an interim basis, Dr. Ralph Cygan Friday was named director of UC Irvine Medical Center. Cygan, 53, has been a faculty member at the UCI College of Medicine for more than 20 years, holding a variety of positions. "We performed a rigorous national search for this very important position, and found that the most qualified candidate was right here at UCI," Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone said in a news release.
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