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By Brandon Fureigh | September 22, 2009
The president and Congress have very clearly laid out the content of the health-care- reform bills. It is sad the media, instead of putting their experts to work combing through it and calling out both sides for any distortions, are focusing on only what drives up their ratings. The House version has more than 1,000 pages, but it and its Senate counterpart will have to be combined with other versions, growing in size. The real details of this legislation will be decided in a conference committee.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 22, 2008
Frustrated by the inherent limitations of the healthcare industry, Dr. Mark Gerard joined a growing group of physicians who are opting for a program that allows them more time to spend with patients. Gerard, a personal care physician in Burbank, converted his primary practice to a concierge-style service that he says allows him to more thoroughly treat patients and avoid some of the hassles created by the rush of thousands of patients that used to scuttle through his office. “There were more than 2,400 patients in my practice,” he said.
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By Jeremy ObersteinThe Leader | March 20, 2008
Frustrated by the inherent limitations of the healthcare industry, Dr. Mark Gerard joined a growing group of physicians who are opting for a program that allows them more time to spend with patients. Gerard, a personal care physician in Burbank, converted his primary practice to a concierge-style service that he says allows him to more thoroughly treat patients and avoid some of the hassles created by the rush of thousands of patients that used to scuttle through his office.
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December 25, 2002
Laura Sturza People arriving at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's emergency room will find treatment space that offers more privacy, and additional beds that mean they won't wait as long for treatment. "[Patients are] discussing personal medical issues and that deserves a high level of privacy," Emergency Room Medical Director physician Philip Schwarzman said of the treatment areas that feature walls -- rather than curtains -- between patients.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | April 9, 2008
BURBANK — In an unprecedented move they say will widen its circle of care, Burbank-based Providence Health & Services California has purchased a minority stake in Lakeside Systems Inc., based in Glendale. The multimillion-dollar investment, which was announced Tuesday, will allow Providence to expand the “integration and coordination of healthcare services” in response to ballooning medical costs and increased patient waiting time, said Dr. Keith Richman, a former chairman of Lakeside and one of the architects of the deal.
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By Brandon Fureigh | October 2, 2009
The president and Congress have very clearly laid out the content of the health-care- reform bills. It is sad the media, instead of putting their experts to work combing through it and calling out both sides for any distortions, are focusing on only what drives up their ratings. The House version has more than 1,000 pages, but it and its Senate counterpart will have to be combined with other versions, growing in size. The real details of this legislation will be decided in a conference committee.
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