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July 16, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
The University of Southern California has purchased Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, one of numerous mergers occurring around the country as hospitals prepare for the national healthcare overhaul. Keck Medicine of USC, which already had two hospitals, a medical school, a physician group and numerous clinics, wanted to expand its reach into the foothill communities and add an emergency room to its network. For its part, Verdugo Hills, a community hospital, wanted to become more competitive and gain access to the expertise and specialized services offered through USC. USC will invest $30 million in the 158-bed Verdugo Hills Hospital, expanding its obstetrics department and renovating and upgrading the ER. USC is also considering adding a special center for cardiac patients and adding to the general surgery options.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
The University of Southern California has purchased Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, one of numerous mergers occurring around the country as hospitals prepare for the national healthcare overhaul. Keck Medicine of USC, which already had two hospitals, a medical school, a physician group and numerous clinics, wanted to expand its reach into the foothill communities and add an emergency room to its network. For its part, Verdugo Hills, a community hospital, wanted to become more competitive and gain access to the expertise and specialized services offered through USC. USC will invest $30 million in the 158-bed Verdugo Hills Hospital, expanding its obstetrics department and renovating and upgrading the ER. USC is also considering adding a special center for cardiac patients and adding to the general surgery options.
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NEWS
February 25, 1993
Judith Bagdasarian has been named administrative director of the radiology department at Verdugo Hills Hospital. She comes to the position from Mobil Diagnostics Inc., where she was director of operations.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2007 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
A Glendale Superior Court civil jury has awarded an estimated $96 million in future damages in the case of a child who developed a rare but serious neurological disorder caused by untreated jaundice shortly after his birth four years ago at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The jury's 9-3 verdict, which came late Monday, is calculated in two ways.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1991
Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale and the larger Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena are looking into whether to affiliate, possibly through a merger, a Verdugo Hills Hospital spokeswoman said Monday. Spokeswoman Jackie Forsythe said the hospitals have been discussing the idea since November and will probably keep negotiating for several more months. Verdugo Hills Hospital has 158 beds, while Huntington has 606 beds.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2007 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
A Glendale Superior Court civil jury has awarded an estimated $96 million in future damages in the case of a child who developed a rare but serious neurological disorder caused by untreated jaundice shortly after his birth four years ago at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The jury's 9-3 verdict, which came late Monday, is calculated in two ways.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1991
Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale and the larger Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena have canceled merger talks. The hospitals had announced last February that they had been discussing whether to affiliate, possibly through a merger. In last week's announcement, they did not disclose why the merger negotiations failed, and Verdugo Hills Hospital spokeswoman Jackie Forsythe declined to elaborate.
NEWS
July 9, 1992
The Women's Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital and Foundation recently presented a check for $90,000 to Hospital Foundation Vice President S. Lee Ross. The money, raised during the past year, will be used by the hospital for expansion and for major equipment purchases.
REAL ESTATE
June 15, 1986
A building tour of the recently completed addition to Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale has been set for Wednesday by the Pasadena Foothill chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The new facility designed by Bobrow-Thomas & Associates features a glass-roofed main lobby, community education room, outpatient care facilities and administrative offices. These various uses are grouped around two landscaped courtyards. The tour begins at 6 p.m.
NEWS
October 8, 1992
Verdugo Hills Hospital will present forums on Propositions 161 and 166, which will appear on the November ballot. Proposition 161, the physician-assisted death in terminal cases initiative, will be discussed Tuesday. Attorney Michael H. White, president of Californians Against Human Suffering and author of the initiative, will speak in favor of the proposition, and Dr. J. Gale Katterhagen will present the argument against. On Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1994 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Teresa Radlinska was rolled into Operating Room 3 on the day before Thanksgiving, she knew that a robot would be part of the medical team removing her gall bladder. But she didn't worry about a non-human assistant probing around inside her body, because its precise maneuvers meant she would be out of surgery in only 25 minutes and home in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
NEWS
February 25, 1993
Judith Bagdasarian has been named administrative director of the radiology department at Verdugo Hills Hospital. She comes to the position from Mobil Diagnostics Inc., where she was director of operations.
NEWS
October 8, 1992
Verdugo Hills Hospital will present forums on Propositions 161 and 166, which will appear on the November ballot. Proposition 161, the physician-assisted death in terminal cases initiative, will be discussed Tuesday. Attorney Michael H. White, president of Californians Against Human Suffering and author of the initiative, will speak in favor of the proposition, and Dr. J. Gale Katterhagen will present the argument against. On Oct.
NEWS
July 9, 1992
The Women's Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital and Foundation recently presented a check for $90,000 to Hospital Foundation Vice President S. Lee Ross. The money, raised during the past year, will be used by the hospital for expansion and for major equipment purchases.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1991
Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale and the larger Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena have canceled merger talks. The hospitals had announced last February that they had been discussing whether to affiliate, possibly through a merger. In last week's announcement, they did not disclose why the merger negotiations failed, and Verdugo Hills Hospital spokeswoman Jackie Forsythe declined to elaborate.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1991
Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale and the larger Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena are looking into whether to affiliate, possibly through a merger, a Verdugo Hills Hospital spokeswoman said Monday. Spokeswoman Jackie Forsythe said the hospitals have been discussing the idea since November and will probably keep negotiating for several more months. Verdugo Hills Hospital has 158 beds, while Huntington has 606 beds.
NEWS
July 21, 1988 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
Arizona authorities arrested two men believed responsible for kidnaping, beating and stabbing an elderly La Canada Flintridge woman July 8, Glendale police said. Arizona Highway Patrol officers seized Paul E. Terry, 19, and Randall J. Countryman, 18, both of Arizona, on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle July 14. The men were seen driving the 1988 Cadillac Seville taken from Eloise Purdy, 77, who survived the attack, said Sgt. Dean Durand, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
In an effort to relieve downtown Glendale traffic congestion and improve air quality, 15 major employers have moved to seek state money for a computerized ride-sharing program. The businesses formed a corporation called the Glendale Traffic Management Assn., which represents the first coordinated effort by private businesses, in conjunction with the city of Glendale, to reduce congestion on city streets. The group plans to elect a board of directors and officers, and adopt a budget at a 3 p.m. Wednesday meeting at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
In an effort to relieve downtown Glendale traffic congestion and improve air quality, 15 major employers have moved to seek state money for a computerized ride-sharing program. The businesses formed a corporation called the Glendale Traffic Management Assn., which represents the first coordinated effort by private businesses, in conjunction with the city of Glendale, to reduce congestion on city streets. The group plans to elect a board of directors and officers, and adopt a budget at a 3 p.m. Wednesday meeting at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
NEWS
July 21, 1988 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
Arizona authorities arrested two men believed responsible for kidnaping, beating and stabbing an elderly La Canada Flintridge woman July 8, Glendale police said. Arizona Highway Patrol officers seized Paul E. Terry, 19, and Randall J. Countryman, 18, both of Arizona, on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle July 14. The men were seen driving the 1988 Cadillac Seville taken from Eloise Purdy, 77, who survived the attack, said Sgt. Dean Durand, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
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