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July 17, 2012
Hoag Hospital was ranked No. 13 in the state and No. 7 in the Los Angeles area, according to a list of the best hospitals of 2013 created by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag ranked as high-performing in eight categories: cancer, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology, according to the Best Hospitals 2013 report. Hoag ranked No. 43 compared with other hospitals across the nation for orthopedics. UC Irvine Medical Center ranked No. 11 in California and No. 5 in the Los Angeles area, and placed No. 35 compared with other hospitals nationally for its geriatrics care, according to the report.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2008
For the eighth consecutive year, UCI Medical Center has made U.S. News & World Report’s list for the top 50 hospitals in the country. In the list, known as “America’s Best Hospital,” the medical center placed 18th for urology, 40th for geriatrics and 30th for the new category of gynecology. The hospital was the first to use robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer. The annual U.S. News & World Report list rates hospitals on their proficiency to treat the toughest and most trying cases.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2008
UCI Medical Center received another accolade this year, when university officials announced the hospital was named among the top state hospitals by “ADVANCE for Nurses” readers in a poll that surveyed more than 450 hospitals nationwide. In the magazine’s Readers’ Choice survey, in its sophomore year, UCI Medical Center was named for the second time. Readers were asked to select hospitals that stood out for empowering, engaging and supporting nurses while stressing patient care, officials said.
LOCAL
September 30, 2008
Orange County’s only university hospital, the UCI Medical Center in Orange, has been selected as a 2008 Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, university officials announced Tuesday. The survey, which reviews quality and safety, including performance during high-risk procedures, intensive-care-unit staffing and automation of records and orders, reviewed more than 1,200 hospitals nationwide. UCI Medical Center received high marks in several areas, including its ability to prevent medical errors through computer-based information, having staff members properly trained in critical care medicine and hospital employees’ ability to prevent minor and major complications through fundamental safety checks and practices.
NEWS
April 24, 2008
A lawsuit dating back to the mid-90s against the University of California Regents concerning stolen fertility eggs at a UC Irvine clinic has been reopened after a state appellate court ruling. The decision brings back a case that first made national news in 1995 when it was reported doctors at the clinic in Garden Grove were stealing eggs from patients receiving fertility treatments, according to court documents. In 2000, eight patients discovered they were potential victims and sued.
LOCAL
July 4, 2008
With the summer in full swing, UCI Medical Center officials are urging fire pit users to exercise caution as the center has seen a rise in the past in fire pit-related burnings during this time of year, officials said. The center averages about 24 injuries each year due to fire pits or barbecues at the beach or campsites, officials said. Loose coals can be hidden on the beach, burning the feet of those who unknowingly walk over them, said UCI Regional Burn Center Director Dr. Marianne Cinat.
NEWS
March 30, 2009
The director of UCI?s cancer program aimed at working with patients ages 18 to 39 will lecture on the latest approaches to improving treatment with that demographic during Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week at UCI Medical Center on Thursday. Throughout the week, UCI Medical Center is offering free cancer education sessions, massages and a rock climbing wall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Cancer Center building, 101 the City Drive in Orange. From 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Leonard Sender, director of UCI?
NEWS
October 1, 2001
An autopsy has been scheduled today for Matt Colby, the 17-year-old Costa Mesa High football player who died from injuries sustained in the Mustangs' Friday night game against Ocean View High. A coroner's office spokesman said Sunday there is no time frame to determine the cause of death. Colby was pronounced dead Saturday at 10:35 a.m. when family members chose to take him off a respirator at UCI Medical Center. He took himself out early in the game complaining of a headache, passed out on the sideline at Westminster High and never regained consciousness.
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | November 15, 2005
In wake of scandal, the chancellor will appoint a team to examine liver, other organ transplants.UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake has begun assembling a committee of experts to investigate transplant programs at the UCI Medical Center, following a scandal that broke last week. Thursday, the medical center announced that it was halting its liver transplant program after the federal government had stripped the program of its certification. That morning, the Los Angeles Times ran a story about a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which found that more than 30 people had died while on the waiting list for liver transplants at UCI and that the university had rejected many donated organs during that time.
LOCAL
By Purnima Mudnal and Kelly Strodl | September 27, 2006
A Newport Beach man driving a pickup at Pacific Coast Highway and 6th Street in Huntington Beach struck and killed a 16-year-old girl and injured her boyfriend, authorities said Tuesday. Heather Stamm, a Huntington Beach resident, was taken to Hoag Hospital, where she later died, according to the Orange County coroner's office and Huntington Beach Police Lt. Dave Bunetta. Christopher Hulett, 27, of Newport Beach, was westbound on Pacific Coast Highway at about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he struck Stamm and her friend, Nathan Koontz, as they walked across the highway at 6th Street, Bunetta said.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 5, 2014
A UC Irvine employee accused of posting anti-Semitic and anti-black photos online has been reassigned to a job that will minimize his contact with students, according to a campus officials. The move, which was made Monday, comes after a campus investigation into a full-time parking enforcement officer, Carlos Vazquez, who has been on paid leave since October, when CBS-2 aired a segment accusing Vazquez of racist postings on his personal Instagram account The posts allegedly included a picture of Hitler holding a child captioned, "Proud father moment when my daughter met the great [fuehrer]
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NEWS
November 18, 2013
Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Beach over the weekend, police said. A green Honda CRV was westbound on West Coast Highway at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver lost control of the vehicle and went over the raised center median and into oncoming traffic. The Honda collided head-on with a white BMW near the Arches Bridge, said Jennifer Manzella, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department. A passenger in the BMW and the driver and a passenger in the Honda were transported to Western Medical Center and UCI Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries, Manzella said.
NEWS
December 31, 2012
The UC Irvine Police Department collected more than 700 stuffed animals and toys for the holidays during its 2012 Teddy Bear Drive. The gifts were delivered in December to medical centers and nonprofits throughout Orange County, including Children's Hospital Orange County, Heritage House in Costa Mesa and UCI Medical Center. The department thanked the organizations that hosted drop-off sites around the campus, including the BioSci Student Assn., American Campus Communities, UCI Athletics, the Bren Events Center and the UCI Medical Center.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
Dr. Lloyd Gerald Carnahan (“Dr. Carnahan” or “Lloyd”) 1929 - 2012 Dr. Carnahan, known by his family as “Paca” and “Papa Lloyd”, and long time Fullerton family pediatrician and resident, passed away on July 9, 2012 at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, California.  Dr. Carnahan was born September 8, 1929 in Compton Illinois to Ralph and Ruth Carnahan.  He was preceded in death by his brother Bill, his sister Mona Thoren and his son...
NEWS
July 17, 2012
Hoag Hospital was ranked No. 13 in the state and No. 7 in the Los Angeles area, according to a list of the best hospitals of 2013 created by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag ranked as high-performing in eight categories: cancer, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology, according to the Best Hospitals 2013 report. Hoag ranked No. 43 compared with other hospitals across the nation for orthopedics. UC Irvine Medical Center ranked No. 11 in California and No. 5 in the Los Angeles area, and placed No. 35 compared with other hospitals nationally for its geriatrics care, according to the report.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | January 9, 2011
While most people don't like to talk about inflammatory bowel disease — it's not exactly coffee chatter — Jennifer Martin is happy discussing how her surgery to treat it saved her life. In April 2009, the 27-year-old Costa Mesa resident was finishing up her doctorate in psychology when she had a painful flare of ulcerative colitis, which caused extreme pain and the loss of 30 pounds. Already a petite woman, Martin shriveled to 82 pounds. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007 after her bowel movements started to frighten her. She would go to the restroom up to 20 times a day, and often found blood in her stool.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, Joseph Serna and Tom Ragan | December 29, 2010
The showers should be over by Thursday morning and Orange County residents can look forward to a dry New Year's Day, according to the National Weather Service. A quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain will douse the region, but winds and cold temperatures are the real elements to watch. The average high historically for this week at John Wayne Airport is about 66 degrees. Thursday's highs will be in the mid-50s. Also, lows are taking a dip as well with temperatures in the upper 30s, compared to the upper 40s average from last year.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | December 25, 2010
For UC Irvine graduate student David Weinreich, not driving in Irvine has always been a no-brainer. Weinreich must rely on a bike or a bus to get from A to B instead of driving himself. He cannot get behind the wheel, as he is an epileptic and could have a seizure. Weinreich, who is pursuing a master's degree in urban and regional planning, became involved in the issue of local public transportation when the Orange County Transportation Authority cut 150,000 bus hours in March.
NEWS
November 27, 2010
The Irvine Health Foundation on Tuesday will award $150,000 to Costa Mesa's Share Our Selves at the Pacific Club in Irvine. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate "extraordinary success, creativity and innovation in promoting health and wellness" as well as availability and accessibility of services. "The organizations receiving these recognitions serve nearly 100,000 residents annually," Ed Kacic, president and CEO of the Irvine Health Foundation, said in a statement.
FEATURES
December 1, 2009
UC Irvine medical students marked World AIDS Day on Tuesday by planting 1,250 red flags on the campus and at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. Each flag represented 20,000 people who have died of the disease. More than half of the flags were planted in Aldrich Park in the shape of a large red bow. At noon, medical students and faculty met in the school’s Nelson Auditorium for a moment of silence, and paid tribute to those who have died from the disease — as well as those who continue to fight against it. — Candice Baker
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