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September 6, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Daniel Yi and Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writers
One man died and 10 other riders were hurt Friday when train cars filled with passengers broke loose from a locomotive in a dark tunnel on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. The accident occurred about 11:20 a.m. after the lead car, decorated to resemble a small red engine, and the open-top passenger cars sped through the faux desert landscape and uphill into a tunnel, where the cars separated and the locomotive derailed.
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April 4, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 11, Astros 1 KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Garrett Richards wobbled in the fifth when he walked Jose Altuve with the bases loaded and two outs, trimming the Angels' lead to 5-1. Richards caught a huge break when a hanging 0-and-2 curve was lined a few feet foul by cleanup batter Mark Krauss. Richards then struck out Krauss looking at a curve to end a grueling 10-pitch at-bat. AT THE PLATE: The Angels had 17 hits in their first three games against Seattle. They had 15 Friday night, including Mike Trout's solo homer, Josh Hamilton's three-run homer and Kole Calhoun's two-run homer.
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March 27, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's medical center filled out patient care reports before procedures started, “making it appear the anesthesiologist was present” when he or she wasn't.   The lawsuit was brought by Dr. Dennis O'Connor, a former professor of anesthesiology at UCI School of Medicine, who will receive $120,000 of the settlement.
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April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It will be weeks, probably months, before Don Baylor can return to the Angels as their full-time hitting coach after he underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right femur, a freak injury Baylor suffered while catching the ceremonial first pitch before Monday night's season opener. But Baylor's soothing voice will remain in the heads of hitters when they step into the batter's box. "He talked a lot about confidence, about staying within yourself, about keeping the train going," third baseman David Freese said before Tuesday night's 8-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners in Angel Stadium.
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January 22, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Federal investigators found scores of problems at UC Irvine Medical Center during a fall inspection that again put the troubled hospital's Medicare funding at risk, according to report released Thursday. In an 85-page report on their surprise October inspection, regulators said they observed poor oversight and mistakes by UCI doctors, nurses and pharmacists, leading to inadequate care that in some cases harmed patients. Among the findings: An 82-year-old man was mistakenly given a narcotic patch by a medical resident, without approval of doctors or pharmacists.
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March 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The radiation oncology department at UCI Medical Center has been put on probation for deficiencies in its residency training program, officials said Tuesday. The sanction was issued in January by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education based on a review conducted in May. Officials wouldn't disclose the reasons for the probation, but Dr. Jeffrey V.
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May 14, 1989
As a faculty member of the UC Irvine College of Medicine, I am glad to see that the financial crisis at UCI Medical Center is finally getting the attention it deserves. The medical center is an extension of the academic mission of the College of Medicine. It is not a primary care institution. The value of the future health professional trained at UCI is in large part based on how much exposure that person has to the most complicated and puzzling medical problems. In order to receive that training, the medical center must admit patients who require the multidisciplinary approach that only a teaching hospital can bring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1989
The recently instituted deflection program at UCI Medical Center has engendered heated debates, sometimes degenerating into unsubstantiated accusations and recriminations. As residents in obstetrics and gynecology, we have experienced the consequences of the enormous increase in the volume of deliveries. In a unit built to safely handle 250 deliveries per month, we have over the years seen this number climb steadily to as high as 550 deliveries per month. It has become an all-too-familiar scene to have women laboring and delivering in hallways and on gurneys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1989
It is ironic that your paper should print an article last Sunday relating to the serious financial plight of UCI Medical Center then follow it on Wednesday (May 10) with a mawkishly sentimental and sympathetic piece which perfectly illustrates one of the main causes of the problem. The man came to this country uninvited and illegally. He is now receiving very expensive medical treatment at no cost to him; he has a wife (did she come here illegally too?) and three children with another on the way, all of whom will expect not only free medical attention but free education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991
UC Irvine's dilemma of indigent patients and their inability to pay medical bills is shared by all hospitals, in Orange County and throughout the country. Inasmuch as UCI serves a larger number of these patients here, its situation is more perilous. Until such a time that it is an accepted nationwide fact that the problem is shared not only by hospitals and medical providers but by all citizens who must pay larger insurance costs because of it, it will continue to progress. The problem is clearly financial.
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February 17, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A 25-year-old Tustin man is in custody after being accused of stabbing another man to death in the stomach late Sunday night, police said. Ubaldo Gutierrez, of Tustin, is suspected of stabbing the still-unidentified man at 10:29 p.m. inside a home in the 11000 block of Mount Drive in Garden Grove, authorities said. Police and firefighters, responding to a 911 call, said they found the victim with a single stab wound to his stomach. He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange for surgery, but died at around 5 a.m. Monday.
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December 4, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A crime scene investigator testified Wednesday that two Fullerton police officers seemed exhausted and shaken after a violent encounter with a mentally ill homeless man who died days after being beaten by the policemen. Dawn Scruggs, a veteran forensic specialist, said one of the officers involved in the clash, Manuel Ramos, told her immediately after the incident that it had been “the fight of his life.” The former officers, Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, are now standing trial in the death of Kelly Thomas.
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April 4, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Rick Rojas
This post has been corrected, as noted below. Nicholas Cendoya spent days in the rugged hills of Orange County's Trabuco Canyon, praying each night for strength and covering himself with brush to keep warm. "Nick said the thing that kept him going was praying," Dr. Michael Ritter told reporters gathered outside Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where Cendoya is recovering. "He said he would pray every day and every night to give him the strength to get out of there. " Missing since Sunday, the 19-year-old was barefoot and wearing only a T-shirt and board shorts when he was found Wednesday night, authorities said.
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March 28, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's medical center filled out patient care reports before procedures started, "making it appear the anesthesiologist was present" when he or she wasn't. The lawsuit was brought by Dr. Dennis O'Connor, a former professor of anesthesiology at UCI School of Medicine, who will receive $120,000 of the settlement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's medical center filled out patient care reports before procedures started, “making it appear the anesthesiologist was present” when he or she wasn't.   The lawsuit was brought by Dr. Dennis O'Connor, a former professor of anesthesiology at UCI School of Medicine, who will receive $120,000 of the settlement.
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February 11, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other subjects, has died. He was 96. Tobis, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July, died Feb. 3 at his home in Corona del Mar, said his daughter, Heather Tobis Booth. As an emeritus research professor at UCI since 1986, Tobis continued teaching residents and medical students until last summer.
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March 28, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's medical center filled out patient care reports before procedures started, "making it appear the anesthesiologist was present" when he or she wasn't. The lawsuit was brought by Dr. Dennis O'Connor, a former professor of anesthesiology at UCI School of Medicine, who will receive $120,000 of the settlement.
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October 15, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Ducks veteran forward Jason Blake, who suffered a severe cut above his left wrist in Friday night's game against the San Jose Sharks, will have surgery Monday to repair damage to a tendon. The team announced Saturday that Blake will be out of action for about three months but is expected to make a full recovery. He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange immediately after the game and received sutures to close the wound. His surgery, to be performed by Dr. David Hay, will be at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic.
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January 22, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Federal investigators found scores of problems at UC Irvine Medical Center during a fall inspection that again put the troubled hospital's Medicare funding at risk, according to report released Thursday. In an 85-page report on their surprise October inspection, regulators said they observed poor oversight and mistakes by UCI doctors, nurses and pharmacists, leading to inadequate care that in some cases harmed patients. Among the findings: An 82-year-old man was mistakenly given a narcotic patch by a medical resident, without approval of doctors or pharmacists.
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