Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a hospital in Burbank, California. The hospital has 446 beds, is part of Providence Health & Services, its address is 501 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91505. On the opposite side of Buena Vista Street from the hospital is the world headquarters of The Walt Disney Company; the hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank is affiliated with Providence Health & Services, a large not-for-profit health system based in Renton, Washington; the Burbank location was founded in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence. PSJMC has more than 400 patient beds, it offers a wide variety of medical and health services to people in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Saint Joseph is one of the largest employers in the San Fernando Valley, the hospital has over 650 physicians on staff and close to 2,500 total employees. Annually, Providence Saint Joseph treats tens of thousands of patients, including those who seek emergency services in its emergency room, special care for medical conditions, preventative care from its physicians.
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers a wide variety of classes and special educational events. Classes include yoga, Pilates, heart care, a number of other special programs and classes held throughout the year. Kelly Linden is the Chief Executive at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Linden is responsible for the main medical center, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, as well as various offsite laboratories. Eric Wexler serves as Vice President and Chief Executive for Providence Health & Services, Southern California, he is responsible for one of the region's largest health care systems that includes Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank. Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system, has more than 12,000 employees and volunteers. From 2002 to 2010, Arnold Schaffer served as Chief Executive of Providence Health & Services California. Prior to Schaffer, from 1996 to 1999, Michael Madden served as CEO for the Providence Health System LA Service Area.
Prior to this, he served as chief executive of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, a post held since 1993. Before coming to Providence, he worked for the Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation in Farmington, Michigan, as executive vice president, Central Michigan Region, he received his M. A. in hospital and health administration from the University of Minnesota in 1968. In 1985, he attended the six-week Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Madden is immediate-past chairman of the board of the California Healthcare Association and the immediate-past board chair of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care Systems, he is the former chairman of the board of the Hospital Association of Southern California. He serves as the board chairman of the Sycamores, a program in Pasadena for disturbed boys, is a long time board member of the Providence High School board of regents. Prior to Madden, James E. Sauer Jr. FACHE was the CEO of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center from 1982 to 1996.
Prior to his retirement, Sauer led a series of expansions of the facility and the establishment of a major cancer center. Providence Saint Joseph received HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award ranking PSJMC among the top 5% in the nation for 7 consecutive years Recipient of the Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Center’s Gold Seal of Approval 2009 HealthGrades 5-Star ratings in Maternity Care, Bariatric Services, Cardiac Services for treatment of heartfailure and coronary interventional procedures Offers detection, treatment and support services; the award winning Hycy & Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center provides treatment for most neurological issues such as parkinsons, Seizures, essential tremor, stroke and more. 2 Northeast: Surgery 2 Northeast: Post Anesthesia Care Unit 2 Northeast: Intensive Care Unit 3 Northeast: Labor & Delivery 4 Northeast: Post Labor Suites 5 Northeast: Orthopedics/ Vascular 6 Northeast: Oncology 7 Northeast: Bariatric 2 North: Intensive Care Unit 3 North: Telemetry 4 North: Neuroscience/Telemetry 5 North: Acute Rehabilitation 2 South: Short Stay 2 South: Surgery 2 South: Post Anesthesia Care Unit 3 South: Offices 4 South: Med/Surg 5 South: Telemetry/ Med/Surg 6 South: Telemetry/ Med/Surg Currently, the East Tower contains administrative offices Tex Avery Celso Chavez Richard Davalos Ronnie James Dio Roy Oliver Disney Walter Elias Disney Stephen Dunham Phil Everly Bob Givens Corey Haim Joyce Ingalls Dwayne McDuffie Howard Morton Ken Murray Clarence Nash John Ritter and died at the same hospital.
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Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a hospital in the Northridge district of Los Angeles, California, USA. It is operated by Dignity Health; the hospital was founded in 1955 by Dr. Frederick Gruneck as a 49-bed hospital with one emergency room. In 1979 Northridge Hospital and Valley Hospital in Van Nuys created a joint parent company – HealthWest. HealthWest expanded to become a multi-hospital nonprofit. In 1988, HealthWest merged with the Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California, the parent company of California Hospital Medical Center, to form UniHealth; the hospital was at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, but remained open to treat over 1,000 patients in the 48 hours following the earthquake. In 1995, Valley Hospital was merged into Northridge Hospital. UniHealth struggled financially in the 1990s after acquiring physician groups in difficulties, in 1998, UniHealth sold its hospitals to Catholic Healthcare West. CHW became Dignity Health in 2012; the emergency department at Northridge Hospital Medical Center is one of only two in the San Fernando Valley, certified as a trauma center and the only one, a certified PEDIATRIC trauma center.
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center is located at the hospital. Official Northridge Hospital Medical Center website Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the CA Healthcare Atlas — a project by OSHPD. Dignity Health Official Website
Kaweah Delta Medical Center
The Kaweah Delta Medical Center is a 581-bed hospital located in Visalia, United States. It is operated by the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, a political subdivision of the State of California, governed by an elected board of directors. Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a 581-bed district with eight campuses in Tulare and Kings counties serving the Central Valley of Visalia, its campuses consist of Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Kaweah Delta South Campus, Kaweah Delta West Campus, Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis, Kaweah Delta Woodlake Health Clinic, Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic, Kaweah Delta Lindsay Health Clinic and Sequoia Regional Cancer Center Radiation Oncology in Hanford. Kaweah Delta operates with less than 1 % of funding coming from taxpayers, it received certification as a Level III Trauma Center in 2010, making it the only trauma center in the Greater Visalia Area. In July 2013 Kaweah Delta established residency training programs in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine, followed by a Psychiatry Residency program in 2014, Surgery and Transitional Year programs in 2015, an Anesthesia residency in 2017.
As of the academic year 2018, all six Kaweah residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, include a total of over 100 training positions. The Kaweah Delta Hospital District was formed in March 1961 by a vote of the community; the Tulare County Board of Supervisors appointed the first governing board. After the establishment of the District's physical boundaries and years of planning, operation of Kaweah Delta District Hospital commenced July 1, 1963, when the Board of Directors leased the former Visalia Municipal Hospital, a 68-bed facility and provided basic health care needs to the local community; this building, constructed in 1936, was in use until a new hospital was ready in 1969. Kaweah Delta Hospital is still in operation at this site. In 2004, the southwest tower along Mill Creek was constructed, it was the site of the Automobile Club of Southern California after it moved from its first office in Visalia in 1941. Kaweah Delta’s six-floor Acequia Wing, which opened its doors in 2009, is one of Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s most needed and dramatic expansions.
A major emphasis of the new wing was healing the community’s hearts at home. The wing’s dedication to cardiovascular health is everywhere in its new Telemetry Department, Cardiac Surgery and Catheterization Labs, three new surgery suites and in its new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, the wing added 38 post-delivery rooms for mothers and babies and increased the size of the Emergency Department, which handles more than 80,000 visits a year; the expanded ED includes four state-of-the-art trauma bays, four critical-care beds and eight new treatment rooms and a helipad, allowing Kaweah Delta to accept and transfer patients when minutes matter. Official Kaweah Delta website This hospital in the CA Healthcare Atlas A project by OSHPD
San Francisco General Hospital
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a public hospital in San Francisco, California under the purview of the city's Department of Public Health. It serves as the only Level I Trauma Center for the 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. It is the largest acute rehabilitation hospital for psychiatric patients in the City. Additionally, it is the only acute hospital in San Francisco that provides 24-hour psychiatric emergency services. In addition to the 3,500 San Francisco municipal employees, the University of California, San Francisco provides 1,500 employees, the SFGH serves as one of the teaching hospitals for the UCSF School of Medicine; the hospital its Ward 86, was instrumental in treating and identifying early cases of AIDS. A new San Francisco General Hospital acute care building was completed in 2016 for a total approximate cost of $1.02 billion. A $75 million donation by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan covered 7% of the overall cost.
In recognition, the hospital was renamed after the couple. The hospital is a safety net hospital additionally serving poor, elderly people, uninsured working families, immigrants. About 80 percent of its patient population either receives publicly funded health insurance or is uninsured. SFGH cares for the homeless, who make up about 8 percent of its patients. SFGH is rare in that its emergency rooms does not have agreements in place with private health care insurance providers, which means that many patients insured with private insurance can end up with sizable bills which their insurance will not cover. A Vox analysis of health care billing practices characterized SFGH's billing practices as "aggressive" and "surprising". 1850: San Francisco Granted a city Charter and creates a Board of Health. 1857: City and County opens its first permanent hospital in the former North Beach schoolhouse at Stockton and Francisco streets. 1864: “In the fall of 1864, Hugh Toland opened his new medical school, which in 1872 would become part of the University of California.
The Medical School building was located on Stockton Street near Chestnut adjacent to the City and County Hospital... In 1865, Toland was granted permission to use the hospital for clinical instruction.” 1872: “On August 28, 1872, the New City-County Hospital on Potrero Street was opened... it was described as a two-story, wooden frame building with a brick foundation...” 1873: Agreement allows City and County Hospital to serve as UC and Stanford medical schools’ clinical facility. 1906: “The Earthquake and Great Fire devastate the City in April 18, 1906... the Hospital with its wood frame structure anchored on the firm rock of Potrero Hill survived more or less intact, with minimal injury to inmates or staff.” 1907: Long needed children's ward and contagious pavilion open. 1908: Second plague epidemic strikes. 1915: New San Francisco General Hospital, red brick, Italian Renaissance style complex, dedicated during the City's celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal. 1924: Psychiatric ward opens to treat acutely ill patients and reduce state hospital admissions.
1959: “In May 1959 in the first contract with the University of California was signed and amounted to 1% of the total hospital budget or $154,000... the value of teaching programs to a public hospital was emphasized by the university in their negotiations with the city...” 1963: “...a modern medical library funded by UC was opened on Ward 31. It was named the Briggs-Barnett library after two former chiefs of medicine on the UC and Stanford service.” 1965: “The pressing need for more psychiatric beds, the general overcrowding, the problems of maintenance and staffing all combined to emphasize the inadequacy of the 50-year-old hospital... a $33.7 million bond issue... passed overwhelmingly with the highest support of any bond since the earthquake of 1906.” 1971: Groundbreaking for the new hospital. The original brick main building was replaced with a concrete one with construction started in 1971. 1972: Trauma Center opens at Mission Emergency, with a grant from NIH. 1973: Outpatient department, Stroke Research Center and respiratory ICUs, Family Practice residency starts.
1976: New SFGH Medical Center opens after three years of planning by community advisory boards. 1979: Specially equipped Burn Unit, San Francisco's second, becomes part of the Trauma Center. 1980: Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center established to study basic neuroscience and the effects of alcohol on the brain. 1983: UCSF clinicians and researchers develop the country's first outpatient AIDS clinic and inpatient ward at SFGH and mount an enormous multidisciplinary effort to fight off the disease. 1991: Trauma Center designated the only Level I Trauma Center in San Francisco providing around the clock medical and psychiatric emergency services. 1993 SFGH continues to be recognized as the premier hospital for AIDS care in the United States. The Gladsto
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, United States. It is ranked the 7th best hospital in the United States by U. S. News & World Report, second in the West Coast after the UCSF Medical Center. UCLA Medical Center has research centers covering nearly all major specialties of medicine and nursing as well as dentistry and is the primary teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA School of Nursing; the hospital's emergency department is certified as a level I trauma center for adults and pediatrics. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a constituent part of UCLA Health, a comprehensive consortium of research hospitals and medical institutes affiliated with UCLA, including: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Medical Group, with its wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Collectively, the hospitals and specialty-care facilities of the UCLA Health system make it among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the United States. The hospital has been ranked in the top twenty in 15 of the 16 medical specialties ranked by the US News ranking. Ten of those specialties were ranked in the top ten. In 2005, the American Nurses Credentialing Center granted the medical center "Magnet" status. On June 29, 2008, the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center opened and became operational, replacing the older facilities across the street; the older hospital complex had suffered moderate interior structural damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Because numerous hospitals in the area were damaged during the Northridge earthquake and injured people had to be transported long distances for emergency care, the state of California passed SB1953, an amendment to an older law requiring all hospitals to move their acute care and intensive care units into earthquake-resistant buildings by 2008.
Budgeted at $598 million in 1998, construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2004. Cost overruns and construction delays attributed to rising construction costs and design changes due to medical advances resulted in the price of the building increasing to $829 million. Equipment purchased for the new building increased the total cost to over $1 billion; the Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed $432 million in earthquake relief funds to the project, the state of California contributed $44 million. Private donations raised over $300 million for the project, including $150 million in President Reagan's name; the new building was constructed to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, one of the first buildings in California built to the most recent seismic standards. The new 1,050,000-square-foot hospital is named after the late President of the United States and Governor of California Ronald Reagan, it was designed by C. C. "Didi" Pei of Pei Partnership Architects in collaboration with his father, renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.
M. Pei, has been claimed to be the most technologically advanced hospital in the US; the hospital will contain fewer patient beds than the one. Patient beds in the intensive-care units will be accessible to nurses and physicians from 360 degrees, surgical floor plans will be modular, allowing them to be expanded and reconfigured as medical technology evolves; the hospital is sheathed with mechanically honed, cream colored, horizontally grained travertine marble panels sold at below-market-rate cost by Primo Marrioti, the owner of an Italian quarry whose cancer was cured at UCLA. The travertine elements were fastened to a sophisticated interlocking panelized aluminum cladding system developed by Benson Industries of Portland, Oregon; the building envelope is designed to resist and survive severe seismic events and maintain excellent resistance to air and water infiltration. The older center itself is a sprawling 11-story brick building designed by Welton Becket, it is considered a landmark of early modern architecture.
The center was built in several phases, the first of, completed in 1953. The hospital has a "tic-tac-toe" layout of intersecting wings, creating a series of courtyards throughout the complex; the first floor is unusual in that most of its walls are clad in a thick layer of naturally-weathered, travertine, creating an unusual "organic" appearance. The exterior architecture is simple, consisting of a red brick wall with horizontal bands of stainless-steel louvers over the windows to keep direct sunlight from heating the building; some of the old complex will be torn down, some of it will be renovated and turned into office space when it is no longer an operational hospital. The law does not require that all parts of a hospital be made earthquake-safe, only the most important parts. Much of the extensive travertine wall cladding from the building's interior will most be salvaged and re-used. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has covered paramedic areas for the Fire Department. Beverly Hills F. D. - RA 1, 2 and 3 Los Angeles Fire Department - RA 5, 19, 34, 37, 43, 58, 59, 63, 92, 94 and 95.
Los Angeles County Fire Department - Squads 71, 88, 89 and 172. The UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is located on the west wing of the newly constructed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center "to provide treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, and, as a teaching hospital, to conduct research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases," as stated in its mission statement
UC Davis Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center known as Sacramento Medical Center, is a major academic health center located in Sacramento, California. It is owned and operated by the University of California as part of its University of California, Davis campus; the medical center sits on a 142-acre campus located between the Elmhurst, Tahoe Park, Oak Park residential neighborhoods. The site incorporates the land and some of the buildings of the former Sacramento Medical Center as well as much of the land occupied by the California State Fair until its 1967 move to a new location; the 631-bed hospital serves as key referral center for a 65,000-square-mile area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents. It operates inland Northern California’s only level I trauma center for both adult and pediatric emergencies and maintains a staff of specialists and researchers in more than 150 areas of health care. UC Davis Medical Center ranked among the nation’s top hospitals for 2018-19 in 11 adult medical specialties and 5 children's medical specialties, it is one of the top five hospitals in California, according to an annual U.
S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey published in July 2018; the medical center is the primary teaching hospital affiliated with the UC Davis School of Medicine. The hospital, medical school, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and UC Davis Medical Group together comprise UC Davis Health, a brand of the nearby University of California, Davis; the history of UC Davis Medical Center dates to May 3, 1850 when Sacramento City Council recommended that a hospital be built. The Sacramento County Hospital was established as a result, in 1852. In 1871, the hospital was moved to a 22-acre parcel of land on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento, California. Just five years the original facility was destroyed by fire. In 1879, a new hospital was accepted by the county; this facility was designed by N. D. Goodell, architect of the Governors Mansion in Sacramento, it stood until 1914, when construction of an new facility was proposed. The main hospital building was completed in 1928, still stands today, it was incorporated into the north/south wing of the main hospital in 1950.
In 1964, 34,000 square feet of space was added to the hospital. Two years the facility became a community hospital, making everyone in Sacramento County eligible for patient care. In 1966, an affiliation agreement was reached with UC Davis, making the hospital a primary teaching hospital, expanding its mission to include education and research; the Medical School at Davis opened its doors on September 23, 1968 and one month a dedication ceremony changed the name of the hospital from Sacramento County Hospital to the Sacramento Medical Center. In 1970, defeat of a Health Sciences Bond issue squelched the hopes of a new V. A. hospital in Davis, CA, setting in motion an agreement signed two years between the County of Sacramento and UC Davis. This agreement provided for the transfer of ownership and operation of the hospital to the University; that same year, UC Regents purchased 32 acres of vacant land east of 45th street used by the California State Fairgrounds. This purchase increased the size of the medical center campus to 54 acres.
The Sacramento Medical Center became the University of California, Davis Medical Center on July 1, 1978, five years after its purchase on July 1, 1973. UC Davis Medical Center is verified as both a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. Of the 112 level I trauma centers in the United States, fewer than 20 are verified for both adults and pediatrics. UC Davis functions as California's only level I trauma center north of San Francisco and is among the nation’s busiest. In 2008, UC Davis admitted more than twice the amount of trauma patients required to achieve level I status; the UC Davis Burn Center collaborates with neighboring Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California hospital to create a regional burn treatment center. As part of their collaboration, UC Davis Medical Center cares for adult burn patients and Shriners for children. With close to 600 admissions per year, the combined burn programs make up one of the busiest five to ten burn centers in the nation.
Specialists research and develop model treatments and guidelines for improving burn care and recovery. The center is the only in inland Northern California and the Central Valley verified by the American Burn Association; the review program is designed to verify a burn center's resources that are required for the provision of optimal care to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation. Of 125 hospitals with burn centers in the United States, less than half are verified. Community firefighters partnered with UC Davis in 1972 to establish the UC Davis Regional Burn Center after an airplane crash at a Sacramento ice cream parlor killed 22 people and burned dozens. In 2005 the Firefighters Burn Institute donated $1 million to help build a new, larger center that will consolidate services in a single location. UC Davis Medical Center is certified as an advanced primary stroke center by The Joint Commission, signifying that services have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.
Certification is based on recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition, the American Stroke Association. As part of UC Davis Health, UC Davis Medical Center is linked to clinical and research centers in several area
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
The University of California, Irvine Medical Center is a major research hospital located in Orange, California. It is the teaching hospital for the University of Irvine School of Medicine. Plans had been in place since the founding of the school for a medical center, space was set aside on campus; this would model the hospital campuses at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego. The medical school wasn't planned to begin until the university had time to establish itself and stabilize sources of funding. Political divisions between the American Medical Association and Californian osteopaths brought the medical school to UCI early; the California College of Medicine was the oldest continuously operating medical college in the Southwest United States. Starting in 1896 as the Pacific College of Osteopathy, it changed name to the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Pressure by the AMA brought an end to its tenure in the osteopathic discipline, the newly renamed California College of Medicine merged with the UC system in 1965, after efforts to keep it in LA or move to Long Beach broke down.
Dean of Medicine Stanley van den Noort was adamant about opening a teaching hospital on campus, placing him in political opposition to Governor Jerry Brown. Brown managed to block the release of funds earmarked for the hospital's construction and divert them toward the founding of UCSF's dental school, he vetoed a compromise for UCI to take care of Orange County Medical Center's patients in exchange for a 200-bed hospital. Under pressure from Brown the UC purchased the OCMC in 1976 from the county who no longer wished to maintain the aging and problematic facilities; this acquisition halted the push for an on-campus hospital. An attempt to establish a hospital through private venture ended with the death of the entire planning committee in a plane crash; those opposed lobbied the state to build the Irvine Medical Center against the school's wishes, making a hospital at UCI impractical due to the proximity. The university has since expanded the facility and services of the medical center. Since the medical center has grown in size and reputation.
It is building a new hospital, to be completed in early 2009, is home to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated center for cancer treatment and research. Other onsite buildings include the Neuropsychiatric Center, the UCI Health Sciences Laboratories building and clinical outpatient pavilions on the medical center site, as well as community family health centers in Irvine, Santa Ana and Anaheim. Just prior to UCI's acquisition in 1976, the medical center had about 2,100 employees. Today, UC Irvine Medical Center has more than 3,500 employees. UC Irvine Medical Center is the only Orange County hospital rated among America's best by U. S. News and World Report. Since 2001, the magazine has listed UC Irvine Health programs in urology, geriatrics, digestive disorders, nephrology and ear, nose & throat among the top 50 nationwide. In 2016, two UC Irvine Health specialties were included among the top 50 nationally: 40th for orthopedics and 41st for ear and throat.
It has the county’s only Level I trauma center and its sole multiple-organ transplant center, is the only hospital in the area offering a number of specialized surgeries. The medical center has been home to a number of firsts—including the first heart transplant in Orange County, the first implant on the West Coast of an insulin pump in a patient with diabetes, a number of research breakthroughs involving therapy for cancer and other diseases. In 1995, three doctors at the UCI Center for Reproductive Health were accused of taking eggs from a woman without her consent and transferring them to another woman, who delivered a baby. Investigators found that these doctors had stolen eggs from 100 women. Although the misuse of eggs was not illegal at the time, the doctors involved were indicted for mail fraud and tax evasion, two fled the country. In 2003, UCI hired Mani Vannan as the chief and division chief of cardiology. Neither was board certified in internal medicine nor cardiology, neither had a California medical license.
In 2003, Dr. Glenn Provost presented a 13-signature petition outlining anesthesia safety problems, he stated that soon after complaining about a supervisor forcing him "to take patients to the operating room without consent, chart, or preoperative check-in by the operating room nurse... in an attempt to cut costs," he was fired and blackballed. Persons close to the case feel that there was a vendetta against Dr. Provost by Cynthia Anderson, the prior chair. In 2005, it came to light that 32 patients had died while waiting for liver transplants at UCI; some livers were available, for two years, UCI did not have a full-time surgeon to implant them, in contravention of federal regulations. UCI's designated surgeon was on staff at UC San Diego, 70 miles away. A patient at UCI, Elodie Irvine, filed a lawsuit. Ms. Irvine, who had liver and kidney disease, had 95 organs offered for transplant by the United Network for Organ Sharing during her stay at UCI; the hospital told the patient that they were waiting for organs, when in fact they rejected every organ offered to them.
Only one UCI physician advised her to look elsewhere for a transplant. Over the years, there have been several cases of sexual harassment allegations against the employees of UC Irvine Medical Center. In June 1994, Christina Grudzinski, a second-year resident, accused her attending physician and her chief resident of sexual harassment, she sued the university after the situation was unr