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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1996
A Malibu urgent care facility has extended its hours with the addition of about half a dozen doctors from neighboring Santa Monica this month. Emergency room doctors from St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica are rotating into the urgent care facility with the additional staff ensuring that the clinic can stay open seven days a week.
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BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By Lisa Zamosky
Tabitha Smith had been sick for about a week last November with what she thought was just a cold. When she didn't get better, her mom pushed her to see a doctor. "I told her I can't afford the doctor," says Smith, a 31-year-old social media manager who has been uninsured for five years. "I've gone in the past," she says, "and it's just been so expensive without insurance. " Ultimately Smith decided that Mother knows best. She headed to an urgent care clinic near her home in La Puente.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1997 | REGINA HONG
A plan to create Moorpark's first urgent care clinic is underway after the City Council agreed this week to issue a commercial permit to DeeWayne Jones. The Santa Paula dentist won approval for a two-story center off Los Angeles Road near the intersection of Liberty Bell Road. The complex would include the city's first urgent care center as well as restaurants, shops and professional offices.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
This post has been corrected. See note below. SEATTLE -- A weekend shopping trip to Wal-Mart is usually guaranteed to produce an intriguing cast of characters, but a rattlesnake? Really? Ask Mica Craig, a Clarkston, Wash., man who was apparently bitten by a rattlesnake when he reached down to check the price on a bag of garden mulch. “My hand feels like it's in a burning fire right now,” Craig, 47, told the Lewiston Tribune following the incident Saturday at the Clarkston store's outdoor garden section, which lies across the street from a vacant lot where snakes have been known to loiter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After more than a year of negotiation, a plan to create Moorpark's first urgent care medical center could soon be underway. The City Council is set to decide tonight whether to issue a commercial construction permit to DeeWayne Jones. Jones, a Moorpark resident who practices dentistry in Santa Paula, wants to create an office complex that would include an urgent care center, retail shops, business offices and restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1997 | DAVID R. BAKER
A local dentist's plan to build an urgent care center in Moorpark can move forward now that the City Council has given preliminary approval to a zoning change needed for the project. The council voted late Wednesday to change the zoning--from residential to commercial--on four acres of land on which DeeWayne Jones hopes to build Westgate Plaza, a combination of shops, offices, restaurants and a medical facility.
OPINION
January 6, 2002
In listing the arbitration awards against Kaiser emergency room services between 1995 and 2001, your report in every case names the HMO as being responsible ("Cases Reveal Lapses in Kaiser Emergency Care," Jan. 2). Going through the brief description of all nine cases listed, it is clear that every case represents a medical malpractice on the part of the emergency room physician or personnel. Even the patients' attorneys do not claim the existence of systemic problems with the care. Short of reviewing the medical malpractice cases of a comparable number of emergency room services not operated by Kaiser, it is not possible to draw any conclusion regarding lapses in care at this HMO. The emergency room in any setting is a high-pressure environment and the personnel working there occasionally make mistakes that can have tragic consequences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a city without a hospital, a local dentist's proposal to build an urgent care center in downtown Moorpark has drawn both eager anticipation and caution. Anticipation because Moorpark has no emergency care facility. Residents injured in accidents face an ambulance ride to either Camarillo, Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks for treatment.
NEWS
January 17, 1985 | MARC IGLER, Times Staff Writer
Even though 69-year-old Margaret King was in misery after she fell off a kitchen stool last month and broke her wrist, she refused to be taken to a hospital emergency room. Instead of calling paramedics, King telephoned a neighbor to ask for a ride to an urgent health care clinic that she had driven past many times while running errands.
NEWS
March 14, 1993 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Strange had to wait four hours to get a cough medicine prescription for her 2-year-old, but the woman was not complaining. She expected to spend the entire day at the H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Clinic waiting to be seen by a doctor. "I got here around 8 and I didn't expect to leave until 5," said Strange. A normal wait at the urgent care unit of the South-Central clinic is about two hours. But since the Feb.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Burbank's Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center said Tuesday that it had laid off 95 of its 2,517 employees and closed four hospital programs as a result of rising costs at a time of economic turmoil. Providence spokeswoman Patricia Aidem said the cutbacks marked the end for units offering urgent care, foot care for diabetics and treatment for workplace injuries -- as well as a transitional-care unit, which prepares patients for care elsewhere.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2005 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Shahram Ravan has treated patients at Midway Hospital Medical Center for nearly 20 years. It wasn't until the cardiologist became one of the hospital's new owners and began examining its books recently that he was able to diagnose why the Los Angeles facility was bleeding red ink. One clue popped out of a pharmacy bill. It showed the 200-bed hospital was paying $3.20 per pill for an ulcer medication. Ravan asked his pharmacy manager how a commonly prescribed drug could cost so much.
OPINION
December 11, 2004
Each time I see the television ad depicting nurses and physicians thanking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for relaxing nurse staffing levels at California hospitals, I am flabbergasted. I am a registered nurse and neither I nor my co-workers support relaxing nurse staffing levels. In "Nurses Decry News TV Spot" (Dec. 7), Jan Emerson, spokeswoman for the California Healthcare Assn., said: "The labor unions have been fear-mongering. They've been telling the public that these changes are going to jeopardize patient care, and that's absolutely a fallacy."
SPORTS
January 14, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
By the time the Mighty Ducks' passion bubbled Tuesday, their postgame pizzas were cooling and the 414th consecutive sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center was streaming out into a clear, chilly Rocky Mountain night and buzzing about the Avalanche's relatively easy 3-1 victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to fill a void left by the recent closure of the area's only hospital, Ventura's Community Memorial Hospital will expand the staff, services and hours at its medical clinics in Santa Paula and Fillmore. Starting Monday, the facilities will also offer urgent care, staffed by doctors and others from the debt-ridden Santa Paula Memorial Hospital. It was shut down Dec. 19 and filed for bankruptcy protection three days later. "These doctors know the community," said Dr.
OPINION
December 27, 2002
Re "The Rise and Stall of LACMA's Planned Reinvention," Dec. 26: Memo to potential donors to the (fortunately derailed) nonsense of spending millions for a new L.A. County Museum of Art: Send money to a homeless shelter or an urgent-care health center. We certainly don't need another outrageously costly "cathedral" designed by foreigners who don't know anything about the needs or visions of Southern Californians. Deanna Williams Monterey Park
SPORTS
January 14, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
By the time the Mighty Ducks' passion bubbled Tuesday, their postgame pizzas were cooling and the 414th consecutive sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center was streaming out into a clear, chilly Rocky Mountain night and buzzing about the Avalanche's relatively easy 3-1 victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1997 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Capping negotiations more time-consuming than a root canal, the Moorpark City Council finalized a deal Wednesday to rezone a piece of downtown land on which a local dentist hopes to build an urgent care center. Council members took the step after reaching an agreement with the property's owners and Moorpark resident DeeWayne Jones, who has a dental practice in Santa Paula, that will ban certain types of businesses from the site. "It's been a long time coming," said Councilman John Wozniak.
OPINION
January 6, 2002
In listing the arbitration awards against Kaiser emergency room services between 1995 and 2001, your report in every case names the HMO as being responsible ("Cases Reveal Lapses in Kaiser Emergency Care," Jan. 2). Going through the brief description of all nine cases listed, it is clear that every case represents a medical malpractice on the part of the emergency room physician or personnel. Even the patients' attorneys do not claim the existence of systemic problems with the care. Short of reviewing the medical malpractice cases of a comparable number of emergency room services not operated by Kaiser, it is not possible to draw any conclusion regarding lapses in care at this HMO. The emergency room in any setting is a high-pressure environment and the personnel working there occasionally make mistakes that can have tragic consequences.
NEWS
January 2, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The Kaiser Permanente doctor who examined Harun Antwine had worked at least 10 hours that day, seeing 25 patients in his office and 15 more that evening at the HMO's Fontana urgent care center. The swamped physician didn't spot Antwine's serious bacterial infection, and the 29-year-old patient left urgent care without antibiotics, Antwine's family lawyer says. The father of three young children died two days later.
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