By Hayley Munguia | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: February 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm | UPDATED: February 15, 2019 at 6:26 pm In the wake of this month’s $29 billion merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, doctors at Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center — until now, solely operated by Dignity — have spent the past few weeks asking a fundamental question: Will it be possible to maintain the same level of care for patients? The doctors say the answer is likely no: Less than a week after the Feb. 1 merger, which formed new healthcare giant CommonSpirit Health, doctors sounded the alarm that the hospital’s administration was moving to terminate more than a dozen doctors’ contracts, which they said would ultimately undermine patient care. But this most recent outcry about the consolidation was far from the first. In fact, state Attorney General Xaviera Becerra, the public official charged with ensuring … [Read more...] about St. Mary’s in Long Beach is owned by a new $29 billion healthcare giant. How will that impact patients?
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By Steve Scauzillo | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm Watts resident Lexi Casas, 17, takes the Blue Line to her hostess job at a restaurant in Belmont Shore. On Friday, while waiting for a southbound train at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station in South Los Angeles, she was surprised to learn the heavily used line will be closed for upgrades starting Jan. 26 for two, four-month periods. Instead of a one-seat ride, Casas must exit halfway through and board a shuttle bus to reach her workplace in Long Beach. So, like others, she’s considering taking to the freeways. But there’s one problem. Her dad doesn’t trust her driving skills. “I may have to learn how to park,” she said. “Or I get my dad to drive me.” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia had expressed concerns earlier this year that many constituents would simply drive instead of hassling the … [Read more...] about Metro train closures will affect more than 100K daily riders in Long Beach, South Bay and downtown Los Angeles
By Megan Barnes | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 7:34 pm | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 11:54 am Long Beach Police Department officials say the recent destruction of 23 years’ worth of internal affairs records was not prompted by a new transparency law, but acknowledged some of the documents may have been subject to it. The destruction of records of internal complaint investigations does not include police shootings or in-custody deaths, Commander Erik Herzog said in an interview Friday. The move was first reported this week by FORTHE Media following a vote by the City Council on Dec. 18. Senate Bill 1421, which goes into effect on Tuesday, will allow the public to obtain the personnel and investigatory records of officers using deadly force, involved in sustained acts of on-duty sexual assault or engaging in dishonesty. Supporters consider it key to building community trust of law enforcement. A quiet vote in Inglewood to … [Read more...] about Long Beach destroys years of internal police records before transparency law goes into effect, says it is unrelated
By Staff report | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 5:03 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 8:54 am There’s still time to donate sports balls to needy kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, but time is running out: The deadline is Friday, Dec. 21. The response to the Press-Telegram’s Let’s Play Ball campaign has been gratifying, but the need is great and more balls are needed, according to Don Rodriguez, clubs CEO. The most popular balls being donated are soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, softballs and playground balls. You may drop off balls at the following locations: Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach Main Office, 3635 Long Beach Blvd., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Monday-Friday.Dean A. Eastman/Fairfield Club, 700 E. Del Amo Blvd., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.Freeman E. Fairfield/Westside Center, 1835 W. Willard St., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.John C. & Alice Wallace/Petrolane Center, 1920 Lemon Ave., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.Press-Telegram, … [Read more...] about Deadline for Press-Telegram ball drive benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach is Dec. 21