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By Anita Susan Brenner | November 26, 2009
In the early 1990s, advisory panels of experts created new guidelines for postpartum hospital stays. As a result, insurance companies refused to cover longer stays and women were discharged from the hospital as early as 12 hours after childbirth. Most newborns did well, but some did not. Most mothers did well, but some did not. It was a risk versus benefit analysis. Women?s healthcare advocates turned to the political process and on Aug. 26, 1997, the California Legislature passed a law which prevented insurance plans from limiting coverage for postpartum hospital stays and required a minimum coverage of 48 hours for normal vaginal deliveries and 96 hours for cesarean sections.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | May 8, 2008
The theme of this year’s capital campaign, “Value Your Community — Value Your Hospital” was unveiled the evening of April 30 for supporters during the annual donor reception at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The hospital’s core services were showcased during the event, which drew about 70 guests. There were stations set up around the reception area to enlighten visitors about such programs as A Balanced Life; Fast-Track emergency care; BEGINNINGS Family Birth Center and the ultra breast cancer detection system — the GE Healthcare Senographe Essential Digital Mammography system.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 1, 2007
The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is $1,035 closer to their goal of purchasing a digital mammography machine thanks to the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union. ?It was a donation from the corporate office in La Cañada,? said Margaret Kean, foundation president at Verdugo Hills Hospital. ?It meant a lot to us.? Kean said the donation was not solicited but the members decided to contribute because they knew how important the purchase of the machine was for woman?s health.
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November 13, 2008
‘Casino Night’ is this Saturday This Saturday is the date the La Cañada Thursday Club will host “Casino Night,” a philanthropic fundraiser that includes dinner and Las Vegas style table games. Proceeds will support the Thursday Club’s ongoing philanthropic activities within the community. The event is the club’s annual fall fundraiser and will be held at the clubhouse, 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and the opening of the table games.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 3, 2008
In an effort to make certain woman have the most up-to-date technology in the battle against breast cancer, Verdugo Hills Hospital has purchased a new digital mammography equipment. During the recent official “unveiling” invited were allowed to see how advanced technology is playing a role in catching breast cancer in its early stages. “The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection,” said Leonard La Bella, Verdugo Hills Hospital chief executive officer.
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May 10, 2007
The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation Board has appointed new member John R. Genovese for a three-year term. Genovese, a native of Southern California, has lived in La Cañada for 26 years. With 32 years of brokerage business experience and an extensive marketing background, Genovese is chairman of the Western Region Risk Management practice with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Glendale. "I want to try to help enhance the profile of the hospital in the local community," said Genovese.
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November 8, 2007
The most successful fund-raiser ever by the Women?s Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital was recently held at Oakmont Country Club. More than $240,000 was raised for the advancement of breast cancer diagnosis. The proceeds from the event themed, ?The Main Event: Dreams of Fall,? will go toward the purchase of digital mammography equipment at the hospital. The rich colors of autumn were reflected in the flowers in the club?s reception area as well as in the floral arrangements centering each table as more than 200 guests gathered for the festive evening.
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July 26, 2007
Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, as well as live entertainment, are all planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, when the Women's Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation hosts The Main Event, Dreams of Fall at the Oakmont Country Club. The funds raised at The Main Event will be used primarily for assisting with the funding requirements for a new digital mammography machine at Verdugo Hills Hospital. "Digital is certainly the next step in both diagnostic and data management," said Scott Cameron , director of Medical Imaging and Cardiology at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | November 26, 2009
In the early 1990s, advisory panels of experts created new guidelines for postpartum hospital stays. As a result, insurance companies refused to cover longer stays and women were discharged from the hospital as early as 12 hours after childbirth. Most newborns did well, but some did not. Most mothers did well, but some did not. It was a risk versus benefit analysis. Women?s healthcare advocates turned to the political process and on Aug. 26, 1997, the California Legislature passed a law which prevented insurance plans from limiting coverage for postpartum hospital stays and required a minimum coverage of 48 hours for normal vaginal deliveries and 96 hours for cesarean sections.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | May 8, 2008
The theme of this year’s capital campaign, “Value Your Community — Value Your Hospital” was unveiled the evening of April 30 for supporters during the annual donor reception at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The hospital’s core services were showcased during the event, which drew about 70 guests. There were stations set up around the reception area to enlighten visitors about such programs as A Balanced Life; Fast-Track emergency care; BEGINNINGS Family Birth Center and the ultra breast cancer detection system — the GE Healthcare Senographe Essential Digital Mammography system.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 1, 2007
The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is $1,035 closer to their goal of purchasing a digital mammography machine thanks to the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union. ?It was a donation from the corporate office in La Cañada,? said Margaret Kean, foundation president at Verdugo Hills Hospital. ?It meant a lot to us.? Kean said the donation was not solicited but the members decided to contribute because they knew how important the purchase of the machine was for woman?s health.
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