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September 3, 1989
In 1985, United Western Medical Center, which operates hospitals in Santa Ana and Anaheim, was the first of several out-of-town hospitals to compete for patients in Irvine by placing an outpatient facility there. Now it is the first hospital to pack up and leave. Last weekend all equipment was moved out of the diagnostic imaging and surgi-centers at 4900 Barranca Ave. in Woodbridge.
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November 9, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When United Western Medical Centers sold its nonprofit hospitals late last year, it promised that more than $40 million of the proceeds would be set aside in a new foundation to support health care for the poor, elderly and other needy Orange County residents. Now officials say the amount may be only about $25 million. They blame much of the gap on honest mistakes officials made in public statements on the day the hospitals were sold to for-profit health-care giant OrNda Corp.
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BUSINESS
January 14, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran hospital executive Richard E. Butler was promoted Monday to head United Western Medical Centers, a local hospital company recently acquired by a nationwide chain. Nashville-based OrNda HealthCorp. said Monday that it named Butler chief executive of United Medical, which includes the 288-bed Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, a 193-bed sister hospital in Anaheim, a skilled nursing facility in Santa Ana, and Tustin Rehabilitation facility. OrNda acquired United Medical last month.
NEWS
August 28, 1989
A two-vehicle crash Sunday evening on the Riverside Freeway left up to seven people injured, with one having to be airlifted to a local hospital. The accident was reported at 7:24 p.m. on the eastbound Riverside Freeway at the Orange Freeway. Anaheim fire dispatchers said five to seven victims had been transported to local hospitals. One was rushed by helicopter to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where hospital officials declined to elaborate on the patient's condition.
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August 31, 1989 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
Although Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center may close its trauma center in four months, officials from Orange County's three remaining centers vowed Wednesday to cope with an overload of patients, stay open and keep the county's emergency network alive. Meanwhile, Thomas F. Riley, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors said he will try to reserve some of the $18 million the county should soon receive from the new state tobacco tax to help the trauma centers.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1986 | GREG LUCAS, Times Staff Writer
In the face of drooping revenues and declining patient admissions throughout the health care industry, two Orange County-based companies have teamed up to develop a glitzy, high-tech system they hope will also be a major revenue-booster. Comprehensive Care Corp.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Guarantees Hospital Bond: United Western Medical Centers announced that the state has guaranteed an $86-million bond issue that will help to finance an Anaheim maternity center for low-income patients. The bonds' backing by a government agency underscores United Western's turnaround from the financial difficulties it was suffering only three years ago. In 1988, the Santa Ana-based hospital system lost $32 million and was close to bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1989
You can have your British royal family feuds and divorces, and the romantic globe-trotting escapades of Monaco's princesses. I'll take the (mis)adventures of the Bakkers, Helmsleys, Gabors and the Forbeses any day. There's no royalty like American royalty! BOB CANNING Los Angeles
BUSINESS
December 24, 1996 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tennessee health management company completed its acquisition of Santa Ana-based United Western Medical Centers on Monday, clearing the way for the creation of Orange County's largest independent health care foundation, with assets topping $40 million. Officials of Nashville-based OrNda HealthCorp and nonprofit United announced plans for the buyout last July.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1996 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Western Medical Centers, a small nonprofit health-care company that has been straining to compete against bigger rivals, said it plans to sell its two hospitals and a nursing facility in Orange County to a nationwide hospital chain. The facilities are being sold to OrNda HealthCorp., making the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain the largest hospital operator in Orange County, hospital industry officials said. OrNda currently operates four local hospitals.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1996 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The corporate parent of loss-ridden Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital is teaming up with a local company in hopes of improving the hospital's chance of survival. The parent, Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., said Monday it has formed a joint venture with United Western Medical Centers of Santa Ana to operate the 117-bed hospital. United Western owns and runs hospitals in Santa Ana and Anaheim, and a skilled nursing facility in Santa Ana.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Guarantees Hospital Bond: United Western Medical Centers announced that the state has guaranteed an $86-million bond issue that will help to finance an Anaheim maternity center for low-income patients. The bonds' backing by a government agency underscores United Western's turnaround from the financial difficulties it was suffering only three years ago. In 1988, the Santa Ana-based hospital system lost $32 million and was close to bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1996 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The corporate parent of loss-ridden Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital is teaming up with a local company in hopes of improving the hospital's chance of survival. The parent, Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., said Monday it has formed a joint venture with United Western Medical Centers of Santa Ana to operate the 117-bed hospital. United Western owns and runs hospitals in Santa Ana and Anaheim, and a skilled nursing facility in Santa Ana.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1996 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tennessee health management company completed its acquisition of Santa Ana-based United Western Medical Centers on Monday, clearing the way for the creation of Orange County's largest independent health care foundation, with assets topping $40 million. Officials of Nashville-based OrNda HealthCorp and nonprofit United announced plans for the buyout last July.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1989
You can have your British royal family feuds and divorces, and the romantic globe-trotting escapades of Monaco's princesses. I'll take the (mis)adventures of the Bakkers, Helmsleys, Gabors and the Forbeses any day. There's no royalty like American royalty! BOB CANNING Los Angeles
BUSINESS
September 3, 1989
In 1985, United Western Medical Center, which operates hospitals in Santa Ana and Anaheim, was the first of several out-of-town hospitals to compete for patients in Irvine by placing an outpatient facility there. Now it is the first hospital to pack up and leave. Last weekend all equipment was moved out of the diagnostic imaging and surgi-centers at 4900 Barranca Ave. in Woodbridge.
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