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November 17, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State and county health officials have launched separate investigations at Western Medical Center-Anaheim to find out if several emergency room staff members have come down with Legionnaire's disease. Despite the need for the investigations at the hospital, county health officials said that a preliminary review of the case found no evidence of the disease at the facility. "All the evidence so far indicates that there is nothing to worry about," said Dr.
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August 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Tuesday in an Anaheim intersection. Police did not release the man's name, but said they believed he was an Anaheim resident in his early 30s. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at Euclid Street and Katella Avenue when the bicyclist, riding north on Euclid, was struck by a car driven by a woman whom police did not identify. Both were taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where the man was pronounced dead and the woman treated for minor injuries.
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December 26, 1991 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local hospital with a contract to provide care for Orange County jail inmates has been cited by state health officials for improperly discharging a prisoner who was undergoing treatment for a serious heart ailment.
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August 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man was fatally shot on a school playground late Wednesday by a gunman who fled on a bicycle, police said. He remained at large Thursday night. Julio Alberto Hernandez, 24, a transient, was found about 9 p.m. at Carver Elementary School, police said. He was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he died, police said. A man wearing a baseball cap and believed to be the gunman was seen leaving the scene, officials said.
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March 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has completed the $70-million sale of four hospitals to a Southern California investment group. The sale gives Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. the 280-bed Western Medical Center Santa Ana, the 188-bed Western Medical Center Anaheim, the 114-bed Chapman Medical Center in Orange and the 178-bed Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana.
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August 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man was fatally shot on a school playground late Wednesday by a gunman who fled on a bicycle, police said. He remained at large Thursday night. Julio Alberto Hernandez, 24, a transient, was found about 9 p.m. at Carver Elementary School, police said. He was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he died, police said. A man wearing a baseball cap and believed to be the gunman was seen leaving the scene, officials said.
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July 9, 1991
A resident of Orange was arrested Monday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving after his car struck another vehicle, killing a 60-year-old man, police said. Robert David George, 43, was being held in the jail ward at Western Medical Center-Anaheim. The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m., police said.
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August 31, 1993 | JON NALICK
The fourth annual Kids Care Fair will offer free immunizations and health screenings Sept. 11 at three locations throughout the county, organizers said. Aimed at improving children's health, the event will provide blood pressure, vision, hearing and other exams for anyone 18 and under. The fair is sponsored by FHP Health Care, KABC-TV, Unocal 76, the American Red Cross and Children Now, a children's advocacy organization, said spokeswoman Julie Goetz.
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August 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Tuesday in an Anaheim intersection. Police did not release the man's name, but said they believed he was an Anaheim resident in his early 30s. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at Euclid Street and Katella Avenue when the bicyclist, riding north on Euclid, was struck by a car driven by a woman whom police did not identify. Both were taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where the man was pronounced dead and the woman treated for minor injuries.
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September 25, 1991
A 31-year-old inmate died Tuesday of natural causes in the jail ward of Western Medical Center-Anaheim, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. John Lopez Frausto of Fullerton was transferred to the hospital from the James A. Musick Branch Jail near Irvine on Aug. 24 when he became ill, said Sheriff's Lt. Jay Mendez. It was not immediately known what his illness was, Mendez said.
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March 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has completed the $70-million sale of four hospitals to a Southern California investment group. The sale gives Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. the 280-bed Western Medical Center Santa Ana, the 188-bed Western Medical Center Anaheim, the 114-bed Chapman Medical Center in Orange and the 178-bed Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana.
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January 2, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
David Israel Sanchez, the first baby born in Orange County in 2003, almost arrived last year. The first child of Myriam and Salvador Sanchez of Anaheim made his debut at Western Medical Center-Anaheim one minute after the new year began, to the delight of hospital staffers. The infant boy and his 25-year-old mother, who were released by early afternoon, were recovering Wednesday evening at a cousin's house in Santa Ana. She said her 45-year-old husband was working in Mexico when David was born.
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August 27, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim man remained in serious condition and in jeopardy of having a leg amputated Saturday after a hit-and-run accident in which he was violently pinned between a car and a utility pole in Stanton, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Sebastian Niedes, 37, was walking near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue at 6:29 a.m. when two cars collided in the intersection. One of the vehicles was sent spinning in his direction.
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February 28, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities on Sunday released the names of two Anaheim men killed Saturday afternoon when a stolen ambulance sped through a red light and smashed into the side of their car. Brandon Tran, 20, and Michael Rebaza, 21, the car's driver, were on their way to a basketball game at a local church, said Pedro Rebaza, Michael's father, when the 3-ton emergency vehicle rammed their Toyota Tercel, killing them upon impact.
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September 6, 1999 | Karen Alexander, Times Staff Writer
Two Southern California doctors under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration for possible illegal medical experiments apparently falsified or greatly exaggerated their connections to the UC Irvine School of Medicine, UC San Diego and Western Medical Center-Anaheim, officials at those facilities said. The doctors, Orange County cardiologist Jackie R. See and San Diego-area sex therapist Roger T.
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July 13, 1996 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Western Medical Centers, a small nonprofit health-care company that has been straining to compete against bigger rivals, said it plans to sell its two hospitals and a nursing facility in Orange County to a nationwide hospital chain. The facilities are being sold to OrNda HealthCorp., making the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain the largest hospital operator in Orange County, hospital industry officials said. OrNda currently operates four local hospitals.
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January 2, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
David Israel Sanchez, the first baby born in Orange County in 2003, almost arrived last year. The first child of Myriam and Salvador Sanchez of Anaheim made his debut at Western Medical Center-Anaheim one minute after the new year began, to the delight of hospital staffers. The infant boy and his 25-year-old mother, who were released by early afternoon, were recovering Wednesday evening at a cousin's house in Santa Ana. She said her 45-year-old husband was working in Mexico when David was born.
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August 2, 1991
Western Medical Center in Anaheim officially named its new birthing center the Mother and Child Maternity Center at groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday. Officials at the center, which will offer 14 beds and expects to serve about 2,000 women annually, hope to meet the growing need for prenatal and postnatal care, particularly among low-income women. About 200 community leaders and city and hospital officials were on hand to mark the start of the project to be built next to the hospital.
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April 1, 1996 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using money saved from his disability checks, Dwayne Munns came to California from Australia last month to satisfy his longtime dream of visiting Disneyland. But on the fourth day of his two-week vacation, the 19-year-old with muscular dystrophy suffered respiratory failure and was rushed to Western Medical Center-Anaheim. Munns' mother, Lynette, said she was told by doctors that her son's potassium levels were extremely low, which may have caused massive dehydration.
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October 13, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An inmate escaped from Western Medical Center's custody ward dressed in a nurse's uniform Thursday afternoon but was caught by hospital security guards a block away, authorities said. Pamela Lynn Elliott, 38, who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of possessing stolen property, walked away from the custody ward in the 1000 block of South Anaheim Boulevard about 4:40 p.m., the Sheriff's Department said.
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