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April 4, 1985
A Santa Ana woman involved in a traffic accident Tuesday in which a 3-year-old boy was killed died Wednesday afternoon at Western Medical Center, police said. Maggie Lee Faulkner, 64, died at 3 p.m. of multiple injuries received in a collision in the 1100 block of West Civic Center Drive in Santa Ana. Ramon Burrola died of multiple injuries at UCI Medical Center in Orange 30 minutes after the 10:17 a.m. accident.
July 29, 1998 | VALERIE BURGHER
A third person involved in a collision of a truck and car last week has died of his injuries. Walter Murphy, 78, of Anaheim died Monday at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana. He was in the front seat of a car that collided Thursday with the truck at Main Street and Katella Avenue in Orange. The driver of the car, Aisheh Zidan, 57, of Anaheim, was killed at the scene. Her son, 14-year-old Jason Zidan, sustained severe injuries to his back and legs and died at UCI Medical Center in Orange on Friday.
September 28, 2003 | From Times staff reports
A man accused of stabbing his father during an argument jumped to his death Saturday from the sixth floor of the Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, authorities said. Michael C. Kim, 33, was under police guard when he leaped out of bed, kicked out a window and jumped from his room about 5 a.m., landing on an employee patio, authorities said.
March 27, 1988
How interesting it is that Western Medical Center is running full page ads in The Times trumpeting the fact that it is a "caring hospital"! The Western Medical Center recently canceled its helicopter program to care for and transport severely injured patients in Orange County to the closest trauma center. Why did they do this? Because it was costing them $25,000 a month to run this program. They obviously didn't care enough about the injured and traumatized accident victims to spend the $25,000, but I am sure they are spending more than $25,000 a month on their advertising campaign.
April 21, 1990 | JULIE ESPY
Two events are scheduled this weekend to help Christina Schnabl, the Placentia third-grader with leukemia who needs a bone marrow transplant. Sixth-graders from Woodboro Elementary School in Placentia are throwing a party today for children in the pediatrics unit of Western Medical Center-Santa Ana. The party is the culmination of a leadership skills program for the sixth-graders, who are in the school's Gifted and Talented Program.
November 24, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco and Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writers
The current and former chiefs of staff for Western Medical Center-Santa Ana implored Orange County supervisors Tuesday to intervene in the sale of four Tenet hospitals to a Costa Mesa company whose chief financier operated a string of medical clinics that went bankrupt four years ago. It was unclear, however, whether the county could weigh in on the transaction. The doctors, Michael Fitzgibbons and Robert Steedman, said they weren't convinced that Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc.
February 6, 1987 | Andy Rose
City officials and representatives of Western Medical Center have completed work on a $34-million bond issue that will pay for new equipment, clear some of the hospital's debts and pay for future expansion plans. Santa Ana is merely acting as "a conduit" for the bonds, said city spokeswoman Robin Simpson, and will have no liability for repayment.
January 31, 1991 | MATT LAIT
Five people were injured Wednesday when a van, which witnesses said had been weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed, collided into the back of a car on Coast Highway and then slammed into a power pole, police said. Police Sgt. Andy Gonis said investigators were looking into the possibility that the 10 a.m. accident was caused when the driver of the van suffered an unknown type of seizure. No citations were issued pending the outcome of the investigation.
March 1, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
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