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2012-06-28 10:25:36

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Heart Transplant Program performed its 2,000th heart transplant surgery earlier this month, becoming the first program in the western United States and only the second in the world to achieve this remarkable milestone. Bill Meadows, 59, of Riverside, Calif., who suffered from advanced dilated cardiomyopathy with secondary pulmonary hypertension, received the donated organ on June 4 in a four-hour surgery at Ronald Reagan...

2011-12-13 02:01:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Markovich, COO of Blue Shield of California, has issued the enclosed letter to customers and members in Southern California that announces an impasse in contract negotiations with UCLA Medical Center and calls on UCLA to "curtail its relentless rate increases." Also enclosed are facts and Q&A about the UCLA Medical Center contract negotiations. To all Blue Shield of California Customers and Members in Southern...

2011-11-18 12:32:00

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center first on West Coast to introduce program LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When world-renowned fashion designer Donna Karan's husband, Stephan Weiss, was dying of lung cancer in 2001, she was distressed that there was no place in the New York hospital that offered yoga and other meditative therapies to ease his suffering. The experience galvanized her into action. "Much was missing from Stephan's care," Karan said. "He needed...

2011-09-15 09:46:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine awards were presented to UHC members by Novation, UHC's supply contracting company, for achievements in standardization in 2010. UHC account executives delivered commemorative awards to the winners. Since their inception in 1998, Novation's standardization programs have provided more than $911 million in rebates--$85 million in 2010 alone. The Ohio State University Medical Center, one of the award winners, averages $165,000 per quarter...

2011-09-13 05:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a track record of serving the nation's top ranked hospitals, Medivance® Inc. is pleased to announce the 2011 U.S. News & World Report 's Top-10 Ranked Honor Roll Hospitals are all users of its Targeted Temperature Management(TM) product, the Arctic Sun®. The announcement was made by Robert Kline, President & CEO, who stated, "It is often said that you are known by the company you...

2011-09-09 15:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its reach in delivering the highest quality care long associated with UCLA, the UCLA Health System - one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world - dedicated its new Santa Monica campus in a ceremony attended today by doctors, nurses, university officials and business and community leaders. Part of a massive, system-wide rebuilding project, the new Santa Monica campus features the UCLA Medical...

2011-08-26 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just months after Dr. Gerald S. Levey began interviewing for the position as head of one of the world's premier academic health centers, Mother Nature rewrote the job description. The 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged UCLA Medical Center beyond repair, and it soon became clear that a significant portion of Levey's mandate would be to oversee the building of a new hospital. "In one fell swoop, the job I thought I was going to have...

2011-08-19 00:02:05

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained by UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, California, to conduct a national search for its new system executive director of quality. The top executive search firm in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith placed more than 300 senior-level healthcare executives into organizations last year. Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership...

2011-07-22 15:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...

2011-07-22 08:31:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...