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August 16, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Ventura County Medical Center administrator Pierre Durand was chosen Tuesday to head the county's Health Care Agency. Durand replaces Phillipp K. Wessels, who died in March after leading the county's health-care system out of financial disaster in the mid-1980s and overseeing the expansion of a network of clinics. Wessels died at age 55 after a bout with lung cancer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County families with modest incomes and no health coverage will soon have an affordable option thanks to a multiyear, $30-million infusion to the county's Health Care Agency, officials said Friday. An extra $10 million in federal funds for each of the next three years will provide healthcare services for an additional 12,000 patients at county clinics, said Michael Powers, agency director.
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January 14, 1988 | DONNA DOWLING, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the county's Health Care Agency to apply for $135,000 in state funds for a program encouraging Latinos in Santa Paula to adopt a healthier diet. The board's approval was the first step in a lengthy process that could result in a four-year contract award from the state Department of Health Services and a more exhaustive program that would span other communities in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Warning that Ventura County's health clinics remain out of compliance with Medicare billing rules, federal officials have notified Pierre Durand that his dual role as health care agency director and public hospital administrator also violates regulations. If the county does not bring the clinics into compliance with organizational changes by June 30, it will lose millions of dollars in reimbursement money, officials said Wednesday.
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September 8, 1992 | JOHN BATTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Southern California officials wrestle with health care funding reductions, they might be wise to look to the north, where an unusual partnership between Ventura County and private doctors has resulted in a dramatic turnaround for medical clinics. Three years ago, Ventura County's supervisors nearly closed the county's four family care clinics, where the poor can receive basic medical services at minimal or no cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking prevention to the womb, Ventura County's Health Care Agency is working to beef up prenatal services for low-income women. A smoking-cessation program launched this week is seeking out expectant mothers to help them kick the habit. And the Women, Infants and Children program is expanding to provide food and nutrition education to more needy people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Warning that Ventura County's health clinics remain out of compliance with Medicare billing rules, federal officials have notified Pierre Durand that his dual role as health care agency director and public hospital administrator also violates regulations. If the county does not bring the clinics into compliance with organizational changes by June 30, it will lose millions of dollars in reimbursement money, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County families with modest incomes and no health coverage will soon have an affordable option thanks to a multiyear, $30-million infusion to the county's Health Care Agency, officials said Friday. An extra $10 million in federal funds for each of the next three years will provide healthcare services for an additional 12,000 patients at county clinics, said Michael Powers, agency director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | JASON TERADA
Moorpark residents will get the chance to learn more about medical programs and services available to them locally at a health fair for families Saturday. The "Family Health Fair of Moorpark," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flory School's Pediatric Wellness Center, 240 Flory Ave., will offer free information in English and Spanish regarding a variety of health-care issues, provided by the Ventura County Health Care Agency and other organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
The County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a fee schedule to allow private and public employers to use a day-care center for mildly ill children of county employees. Known as the Hickory Dickory Doc Child Care Program, the center was designed for a maximum of 15 children. However, seldom have there been more than six children using the facility at the Ventura County Medical Center, according to a report by the Ventura County Health Care Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Ventura County Medical Center administrator Pierre Durand was chosen Tuesday to head the county's Health Care Agency. Durand replaces Phillipp K. Wessels, who died in March after leading the county's health-care system out of financial disaster in the mid-1980s and overseeing the expansion of a network of clinics. Wessels died at age 55 after a bout with lung cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking prevention to the womb, Ventura County's Health Care Agency is working to beef up prenatal services for low-income women. A smoking-cessation program launched this week is seeking out expectant mothers to help them kick the habit. And the Women, Infants and Children program is expanding to provide food and nutrition education to more needy people.
NEWS
September 8, 1992 | JOHN BATTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Southern California officials wrestle with health care funding reductions, they might be wise to look to the north, where an unusual partnership between Ventura County and private doctors has resulted in a dramatic turnaround for medical clinics. Three years ago, Ventura County's supervisors nearly closed the county's four family care clinics, where the poor can receive basic medical services at minimal or no cost.
NEWS
January 14, 1988 | DONNA DOWLING, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the county's Health Care Agency to apply for $135,000 in state funds for a program encouraging Latinos in Santa Paula to adopt a healthier diet. The board's approval was the first step in a lengthy process that could result in a four-year contract award from the state Department of Health Services and a more exhaustive program that would span other communities in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993
Ventura County, open your eyes. You are a highly educated and intelligent group of people, yet are so ignorant of your pre-hospital emergency medical system. Do you really believe you have adequate paramedic service in Ventura County? We have been betrayed by our county supervisors and the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Ventura County grand jury (for several consecutive years) has been very clear in their reports with recommendations. Why are they ignored? We have the facilities and the manpower in place within the Fire Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | TINA DAUNT
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday officially named a 51-year-old pediatrician as the county's top physician. The supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Gary Feldman, a Ventura pediatrician for 17 years, as health officer for the Ventura County Health Care Agency beginning Sunday. Feldman will lead the 235-employee Public Health Department, which is responsible for responding to outbreaks of serious illnesses and providing medical care to low-income families.
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