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March 11, 2001 | CHUCK SCHOFFNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia Schweitzer has come a long way in her four years at Duke--on and off the court. Schweitzer was so squeamish in high school that she couldn't stand the sight of blood and refused to even step inside the training room. At Duke, she spent much of her first semester in tears. She cried because she was homesick; she cried during conditioning. She was shy and unsure of herself and never wanted the ball in a game.
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June 15, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants laid siege to a hospital and bombed a women's university bus in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in a wave of violence that killed at least 19 people and underscored the challenge facing new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he begins to tackle militancy in the troubled South Asian nation. Gunmen had seized parts of the Bolan Medical Complex in Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province, and for several hours exchanged gunfire with police and special forces commandos surrounding the building, local police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 | DR. ALBERT YELLIN, professor of surgery at USC School of Medicine, is concerned about fears that the new USC University Hospital may affect patient care at nearby Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He told The Times: and
The unique tripartite project between USC, Los Angeles County and National Medical Enterprises, which has resulted in the new USC University Hospital, represents a ray of hope for increasing services to the poor. This facility will provide the technology, resources and funding needed to attract and retain outstanding physicians who will be dedicated to teaching, research and service to both the public and private patients. New faculty and new services will be available to public patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2011 | By Alan Zarembo and Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times
USC University Hospital halted kidney transplants last month after a kidney was accidentally transplanted into the wrong patient, according to a spokesman for the program that coordinates organ transplants in Los Angeles. The patient who received the wrong kidney escaped harm, apparently because the kidney happened to be an acceptable match, said Bryan Stewart, spokesman for the program, OneLegacy, which was notified of the error by the hospital. The hospital, which performs about two transplants a week, confirmed in a statement that it had voluntarily halted transplants Jan. 29 after a "process error" was discovered.
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May 30, 1990 | United Press International
Intravenous tubes delivering medication and fluids to seven patients were deliberately cut at University Hospital, investigators said Tuesday. Nurses were added and security was increased at the hospital after the discovery, a hospital spokesman said. No one was harmed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY
Surgeons at the USC University Hospital were unable to reattach a La Habra man's fingers severed in a work-related accident in Ventura, a University Hospital spokeswoman said. Armondo Veliz, 63, lost his two middle fingers and portions of his index and little fingers on his right hand Friday while working on a city-owned water tank, a Ventura Fire Department spokesman said.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1994
Quality Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it has won a contract to develop and install an automated medical practice management software system at the 672-bed University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The pact calls for the Tustin company to install customized software programs in one of the hospital's existing computer systems to provide the institution and its medical staff with real-time, interactive information processing capability.
NEWS
December 11, 1988
A baby boy born in Seattle to a comatose woman was in excellent condition, University Hospital officials said. The 8-pound, 1/2-ounce baby was delivered late Friday night by Cesarean section after doctors determined he was too large for a normal birth, said Kay Rodriguez of University Hospital. The infant was born to Barbara Blodgett, 24, of Yakima, who has been in a coma since she was in an auto accident June 30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1985
A 26-year-old woman holding her 6-year-old daughter jumped off the Coronado Bridge Sunday afternoon, killing herself and leaving the girl in critical condition, San Diego police reported. The woman, whose identity the police were withholding until they could contact her relatives, stopped her car, took her child in her arms, and leaped from the bridge shortly before 5:15, said Officer Terry Berglund. People in a pleasure boat in the bay below pulled the child from the water, Berglund said.
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September 11, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The board of the beleaguered Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science resigned Friday, at the same time leaders of universities, hospitals and a foundation stepped in to try to rescue the South Los Angeles area campus from financial disaster. The action was a dramatic last-ditch effort to save the 44-year-old university — founded to train physicians to serve underserved, minority communities — from its lenders. The school was at risk of seizure because it was not expected to make loan and insurance payments on $43 million borrowed to build a state-of-the-art nursing school , which opened last month.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2009 | Lisa Girion
USC has agreed to pay Tenet Healthcare Corp. $275 million to acquire USC University Hospital and USC Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital, ending a three-year dispute over control. USC said Tuesday that it would retain the 1,600 employees and recruit needed staff and physicians. The two hospitals, on USC's health sciences campus in Los Angeles, have 471 inpatient beds.
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July 13, 2006 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, Times Staff Writers
The liver transplant program at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles has one of the highest death rates in the nation, with twice as many patients as expected dying after their surgeries, according to data released this week. The most recent statistics show that 38 USC patients who received new livers from January 2003 to June 2005 died within a year of surgery -- 19 more than expected, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
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July 21, 2005 | Charles Ornstein and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
A Superior Court judge in Sacramento barred 9,000 registered nurses at the University of California from holding a one-day strike today at UC hospitals and student health centers, heightening tensions between the nurses union and the Schwarzenegger administration. The California Nurses Assn. called the strike this month because its negotiators were unable to reach agreement on a new contract with the UC system. But the state Public Employment Relations Board convinced Judge Loren E.
NEWS
March 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's richest men, left Oklahoma City after a five-day hospital stay for undisclosed medical reasons, a spokeswoman at University Hospital said. Local media reports had said that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who arrived Monday, was there for heart treatment for himself or for his son. Hospital officials declined to comment on the reason for the sultan's visit but said they may hold a news conference.
NEWS
March 11, 2001 | CHUCK SCHOFFNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia Schweitzer has come a long way in her four years at Duke--on and off the court. Schweitzer was so squeamish in high school that she couldn't stand the sight of blood and refused to even step inside the training room. At Duke, she spent much of her first semester in tears. She cried because she was homesick; she cried during conditioning. She was shy and unsure of herself and never wanted the ball in a game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997 | DR. LUIS M. DE LA MAZA, Dr. Luis M. de la Maza, is a professor in the Department of Pathology at UC Irvine
UC Irvine is considering transferring the management of the UCI Medical Center in Orange to a national for-profit health care organization. Although the details are not yet well defined, the intent is to keep the faculty and the physical facilities as part of the university while all the staff will become employees of the for-profit organization. This is not the approach to take.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1994
Quality Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it has won a contract to develop and install an automated medical practice management software system at the 672-bed University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The pact calls for the Tustin company to install customized software programs in one of the hospital's existing computer systems to provide the institution and its medical staff with real-time, interactive information processing capability.
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