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2008-10-30 12:01:03

The number of patients whose hospital records were improperly accessed by UCLA Hospital System employes has topped 1,000, state officials say. Kathleen Billingsley, director of the California Department of Public Health's Center for Healthcare Quality, said the records of 1,041 patients have been breached, up from 939 in the state's last report in August, The Los Angeles Times reported. This was the sixth and final report issued by the health agency after a Times series of articles about...

2008-09-17 03:00:25

By Melissa Evans Frustrated and angry, county leaders told health department officials Tuesday they want a clearer plan and faster progress in ensuring that nurses are competent at all public hospitals and that employees with criminal backgrounds are weeded out. The contentious meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors focused on an auditor's report released last week that showed nurses are working despite their failure to pass basic skills tests. In some cases, they'd been...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

California officials say nearly twice as many UCLA Medical Center employees than previously thought have been peeking at celebrities' medical records. A report from by the California Department of Public Health also found two nurses and an emergency room technician had called up the medical records of a well-known individual in April after medical center officials had warned employees against accessing celebrities' records, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The report found that as...

2008-07-12 03:00:28

By Barbara Jones UCLA Medical Center was named the best hospital in the Western U.S. for the 19th consecutive year and Cedars-Sinai and USC hospitals also garnered recognition in an annual survey of the nation's medical facilities conducted by U.S. News & World Report. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranked third in the country, behind Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in the list released Friday on the magazine's Web site, www.usnews.com....

2008-07-08 12:01:16

InSight Health Services Holdings has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of InSight has entered into a long-term agreement with the County of Los Angeles, California to provide magnetic resonance imaging services. Under the terms of the agreement, InSight will provide magnetic resonance imaging services at four County-owned academic medical centers: Harbor-UCLA, Martin Luther King, Jr/Drew Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation...

2007-07-13 12:13:47

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians, hospital employees and hospital leadership will join community members at an open-house event on Sunday, July 15, to celebrate the opening of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital's new emergency center. Known as the Nethercutt Emergency Center, the new ER will serve the Westside community and beyond, and will feature new life-saving, top-of-the-line technology in much larger, more comfortable rooms to provide even...

2007-05-28 03:00:26

By Karla Ward, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. May 28--From the conference room adjoining his office at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Michael Karpf can see what is now only an expanse of red dirt but will one day be a new UK Chandler Hospital. "I will watch this hospital go up brick by brick," Karpf said as he gazed out his window on a recent morning. It's one of many transformations that have begun in the medical enterprise at UK since Karpf came to Lexington 31/2 years ago: --...

2007-01-03 15:00:52

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan recently announced that the UCLA Health System, which includes UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Group, has joined the health plan's provider network, effective immediately. As a result, SCAN members now have access to more than 100 UCLA primary care physicians in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pacific Palisades and West Los Angeles as well as at the nationally...

2005-09-15 07:07:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Britney Spears gave birth to a baby boy at a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, Us Weekly magazine reported on its Web site. Representatives for Spears were not immediately available for comment on the report, which said the 23-year-old entertainer gave birth by Caesarean section shortly before 1 p.m. PDT (1700 GMT) at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. Hospital officials declined to comment. The magazine said Spears was taken to the hospital early...

2005-09-14 18:26:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Britney Spears gave birth to a baby boy at a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, Us Weekly magazine reported on its Web site. Representatives for Spears were not immediately available for comment on the report, which said the 23-year-old entertainer gave birth by Caesarean section shortly before 1 p.m. PDT (1700 GMT) at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. Hospital officials declined to comment. The magazine said Spears was taken to the hospital early...


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