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January 25, 1997 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Valley Presbyterian Hospital will receive $28.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for seismic upgrading, according to the office of Rep. Howard Berman (D--Panorama City). The funds represent 90% of what is needed for the upgrades, said Berman aide Fred Flores. The rest will come from the state. The grant was given under FEMA's Seismic Hazard Mitigation Program for Hospitals, which was created after the Northridge earthquake.
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October 21, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Alarmed by the spread of the H1N1 flu, hospitals throughout California and neighboring states restricted visitors this week, barring children and capping the number of visitors per patient. In Los Angeles, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center on Monday raised the minimum age for visitors from 12 to 18 and restricted the number of visitors for patients at greatest risk for H1N1, including those in labor and delivery, or in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. "This epidemic is different from the typical flu season, and we're having to respond in a different way," said Dr. Rekha Murthy, Cedars-Sinai's medical director of hospital epidemiology.
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November 2, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grace Kim remembers the time the electrocardiogram of an elderly patient suddenly went Code Blue. As the 14-year-old high school freshman watched, the sharply angled line on the screen abruptly flattened, alarming the teen-ager until it leaped to life again a second later. Jerry Lai, also a Van Nuys High School ninth-grader, recalls the queasy pang he felt the first time he drew blood with a syringe. Last week, he tried it again--this time without any undue turning of the stomach.
NEWS
March 24, 2009
Diabetes: An article in Sunday's Section A on diabetic foot care said Dr. George Andros was affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Andros is no longer with Providence St. Joseph and has moved to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.
SPORTS
February 16, 1990
Golfer Harry Frankenberg, a trick-shot artist and author better known as Count Yogi, died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital of cancer. He was 85.
NEWS
March 24, 2009
Diabetes: An article in Sunday's Section A on diabetic foot care said Dr. George Andros was affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Andros is no longer with Providence St. Joseph and has moved to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, has broken ground on a six-story, 180-bed hospital tower. The tower is designed to be fully compliant with California's new seismic requirement code for hospitals. Besides building the 127,000-square-foot, $40-million tower, scheduled to open in the summer of 2002, the hospital will undergo retrofitting of its existing buildings. The architectural firm Lee Burkhart Liu Inc. of Santa Monica designed the project.
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March 15, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Arthur D. Aston, former head of Valley Federal Savings and a founder of Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He was 88. A longtime Woodland Hills resident, Aston died Sunday from complications of a stroke he suffered in June, said his son, Arthur D. Aston Jr. of Woodland Hills. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aston served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in North Africa.
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June 14, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A healthy newborn boy was found inside a cardboard box Tuesday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, police said. Hospital staff received a call alerting them that an abandoned baby was in the parking structure. Nurses and LAPD Officer Carlos Amaya searched the area and discovered the baby, who was awake and breathing normally. He appeared to be a few hours old, police said. He was taken to the emergency room for observation and listed in stable condition.
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May 17, 1996 | NICK GREEN
A 3-year-old Simi Valley boy almost drowned Thursday afternoon after falling into the family swimming pool while riding a tricycle in his Lathrop Avenue backyard, authorities said. Michael Schlagenhauser was in the pediatric intensive care unit at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys. The boy's father requested his condition not be released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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June 14, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A healthy newborn boy was found inside a cardboard box Tuesday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, police said. Hospital staff received a call alerting them that an abandoned baby was in the parking structure. Nurses and LAPD Officer Carlos Amaya searched the area and discovered the baby, who was awake and breathing normally. He appeared to be a few hours old, police said. He was taken to the emergency room for observation and listed in stable condition.
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November 22, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Just as the morning air is getting crisp, Valley Presbyterian Hospital volunteers have completed more than six dozen jackets and other cold weather items for low-income children. Nearly 30 people--including former patients, hospital volunteers and staff--sewed 73 jackets that will be distributed beginning next week to needy boys and girls identified through the hospital's Patient and Family Services Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, has broken ground on a six-story, 180-bed hospital tower. The tower is designed to be fully compliant with California's new seismic requirement code for hospitals. Besides building the 127,000-square-foot, $40-million tower, scheduled to open in the summer of 2002, the hospital will undergo retrofitting of its existing buildings. The architectural firm Lee Burkhart Liu Inc. of Santa Monica designed the project.
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March 15, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Arthur D. Aston, former head of Valley Federal Savings and a founder of Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He was 88. A longtime Woodland Hills resident, Aston died Sunday from complications of a stroke he suffered in June, said his son, Arthur D. Aston Jr. of Woodland Hills. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aston served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in North Africa.
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July 27, 1999 | TOM GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is the "era of consolidation" in hospitals, says attorney David Fleming, chairman of the board at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys--and he's glad his hospital has not been a part of it. "I realize we're a fish swimming upstream against a strong current," Fleming said. But Valley Presbyterian has decided, for the foreseeable future at least, to reject any suitors.
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June 9, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
A mother and son separated and lost for days at the sprawling and rugged Sunshine Canyon Landfill remained hospitalized but in good condition Tuesday, authorities said. Ngoc Tuy Thi Phan, 39, and her 8-year-old son, Richard, were being treated at separate hospitals for dehydration, exposure, cuts and bruises. They were apparently stranded before nightfall Friday when their car broke down on a desolate dirt road above Granada Hills, Los Angeles Police Lt. Anthony Alba said.
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February 15, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Claudia Felix, one of the smallest babies ever to survive birth, went home from Valley Presbyterian Hospital Thursday after a farewell party from nurses who had grown attached to the tiny infant. After almost seven months of care in the hospital's nursery, she weighed an even 6 pounds--less than many babies at birth. She weighed 18 1/2 ounces when she was born last July, 14 weeks premature.
NEWS
January 15, 1997
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997
Re "Friends Say Ill Woman Chose Her 'Final Exit,' " Feb. 5. I was very touched by Elaine L. Day's quest to find peace. I am saddened that this brave and courageous woman was forced to spend her last hours alone in a cold, dark van with a stranger. It was heart-rending to read her story and imagine how I would feel if my loved one or I had to plot, plan and worry about how I was going to stop the pain. It is not just a question of mercy, love and kindness to help those who are desperately seeking to shorten a long, painful dying process.
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January 25, 1997 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Valley Presbyterian Hospital will receive $28.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for seismic upgrading, according to the office of Rep. Howard Berman (D--Panorama City). The funds represent 90% of what is needed for the upgrades, said Berman aide Fred Flores. The rest will come from the state. The grant was given under FEMA's Seismic Hazard Mitigation Program for Hospitals, which was created after the Northridge earthquake.
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