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County Officials Scramble To Retain ‘Paying Patients’ Ahead Of Health Care Reform

Los Angeles County health officials were expected to give a progress report Tuesday on how the county plans to implement federal health care reform laws.


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13 California Hospitals Fined For Safety Violations

The California Department of Public Health has released its list of hospitals they have find for safety violations.


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Calif. Lawmakers Hold Hearing For Prime Healthcare

State lawmakers held a hearing to learn more about allegations that a Southern California-based health care company overbilled for its care and has tried to increase revenues by refusing to transfer patients to hospitals in their insurance network.



Baby Born At Downtown Hospital Among First Of 2012

The New Year has arrived with a harvest of hospitals claiming first babies.


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Several Hospitalized Following Dance At Occidental College

Authorities Sunday said as many as eight people attending a party at Occidental College were transported to area hospitals where they were being checked out.



4 Hurt, 3 Critically, In Pacoima Crash With Apparent Wrong-Way Driver

Four people were injured, three critically, in a multi-car crash that reportedly involved a wrong-way motorist on the 5 Freeway in Pacoima.


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Emergency Crews Prepare For 405 Freeway Closure

The Los Angeles Fire Department will have extra firefighters, engines and trucks patrolling the Sepulveda Pass to make sure response times aren’t affected when the 405 Freeway closes this weekend.

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Officials: UCLA, VA Hospitals Ready For ‘Carmageddon’

Hospitals on the Westside of Los Angeles are prepared for next week’s shutdown of the San Diego (405) Freeway, officials said Friday.



Hospitals Unveil ‘Carmeggedon’ Housing Plan For Westside Medical Staff

Hospital officials on Friday said there is a plan in place to ensure thousands of Westside medical personnel will be able to get to work during the upcoming 405 freeway shutdown later this month.

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Hospitals Concerned About 405 Freeway Closure

Warnings that next month’s weekend freeway closure will be a travel nightmare have hospitals concerned that workers won’t be able to get to work.


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Not Thriving? 24-Hour Strike Kicks Off At Kaiser Hospitals

Nurses and health care professionals are striking at busy Kaiser Permanente hospitals across Southern California Wednesday.

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Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Health officials say a deadly bacteria is spreading to more patients in nursing and long-term care facilities in Los Angeles County.

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USC, 4 Other Hospitals Fined For Safety Violations

A handful of Southern California health care facilities will have to pay up for improper maintenance and other violations.