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March 20, 2008 | Tony Barboza
A registered nurse who spent 13 years as one of UCI Medical Center's top administrators was appointed Wednesday to head the hospital. Maureen Zehntner, 59, has been interim chief executive since 2005. In her new job she will earn $555,000 a year, along with bonuses and a car allowance. Among other duties, Zehntner will oversee the completion of UC Irvine's new $635-million hospital, expected to open next year. Zehntner was the medical center's chief operating officer from 1996 to 2005, a period during which the hospital faced a series of scandals.
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February 15, 2008 | David Haldane
The University of California Board of Regents has approved an ambitious proposal to dramatically expand a new hospital set to open next year at UCI Medical Center in Orange, officials said Thursday. The $242-million expansion plan, expected to be completed in 2011, calls for, among other things, additional operating rooms and patient beds, a seventh-floor cancer unit, a radiology suite in the basement, a new four-story clinical laboratory building, an outdoor garden and a 60-foot, glass-covered patient entrance.
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October 30, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
UCI Medical Center has fired 13 nurses in the last three months and is investigating a union activist who sought information about one of the dismissals, according to the nurses' union. Eight of the nurses have more than 20 years of experience each, and four of those have spent their two decades at UCI, union officials said. Hospital officials would not comment on why the nurses were let go.
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June 19, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who was shot and killed over the weekend was identified Monday as Rogelio Borjas Briseno, police said. Officers responding to a shots fired call about 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West La Verne Avenue found Briseno, 35, of Santa Ana with a gunshot wound, police said. He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he later died. Police have no information about the assailants, who fled in an unidentified vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call (714) 245-8665.
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April 18, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court has resurrected the malpractice lawsuit that helped shut down UCI Medical Center's troubled liver transplant program. A lower-court judge threw out the case two years ago on grounds that plaintiff Elodie Irvine had agreed to a $50,000 settlement from the hospital. Irvine, who had deadly kidney and liver disorders, spent four years on UCI's organ transplant waiting list before transferring to another hospital and getting the procedures done within two months.
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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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March 1, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Wednesday when he was stabbed by a graffiti tagger he confronted behind a Huntington Beach pet store, authorities said. Ronald Chaver, 43, fired five gunshots at the vandal but missed, said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Terry Lindsey. It was unclear, he said, whether the stabbing or shooting occurred first. Police responded a few minutes later, shortly before 10 a.m., and arrested a suspect outside the Petco at Adams Avenue and Magnolia Street.
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August 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 24-year-old Anaheim motorist was killed Wednesday when his car collided with a semi-truck at a Garden Grove intersection. Mark Andrew Diller II was going to work about 8:30 a.m. when the truck hit him at Monarch Street and Hunt Avenue, authorities said. Diller was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died. The cause of the accident is under investigation, a police spokesman said.
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April 7, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
UCI Medical Center has told state health regulators it will require pharmacists to review and approve physicians' unconventional use of drugs to treat patients, as part of a plan to correct deficiencies discovered in the wake of a patient suicide in December.
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