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With USC's acquisition of Verdugo Hills Hospital finalized last week, doctors on staff at Verdugo Hills are saying the merger's impact likely will be a mixed bag. Dr. Ben Pradhan, an orthopedic surgeon, said USC’s acquisition of the hospital will...
Verdugo Hills Hospital, for the last 40 years an independent hospital, has entered into merger talks with USC’s Keck Medical Center, officials said Tuesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills board of directors voted at a June meeting to partner with...
Local business and medical professionals are hopeful that the planned merger of Verdugo Hills Hospital into USC's Keck Medical Services will bring an infusion of resources to the facility on Verdugo Boulevard. Wes Seastrom, chairman of the La Caņada...
With Verdugo Hills Hospital executives considering a merger with a larger healthcare provider, some physicians at the facility say the hospital would serve area residents best by staying independent. Michael Klein, an internist at Verdugo Hills, said...
Q. What kind of information should I carry with me in case of emergency? You are very wise to think of this in advance of an emergency. If you have a cell phone, you should program the acronym “ICE” into it. This stands for “In Case of...
I walked in the emergency room of Verdugo Hills Hospital for the second time in 25 years. This time, thank goodness, my visit was to talk with Dr. David Tashman, the co-director of this ER. The reception room was spotless and had a fresh, clean scent....
Q. I just moved to this area and need to find new doctors. What is the best way to go about this? Choosing a doctor is one of the most important things you will ever do in your life. You will trust this person for his/her expertise and advice, and to...
Until Monday the worst thing facing me this week was a root canal. And then my sister Tris, my personal idol, died. There is nothing I can write that would do justice to her, but she is at the top of my mind and I can't seem to wrestle with any...
In Theory Question: A group of Catholic bishops gathered in Baltimore last week to examine what scripture and canon law have to say about exorcism. According to CNN's Belief Blog, bishops will look at what the Bible says, "paying careful attention to...
A study published in the September issue of the Southern Medical Journal, titled "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Proximal Intercessory Prayer on Auditory and Visual Impairments in Mozambique" involved examining two groups of people — 14 with...
Q. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz. has stripped St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, also in Phoenix, of its Catholic affiliation for performing emergency surgery on a woman that saved the woman's life but ended her pregnancy, which...
Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
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