September 26, 2008
UCI Medical Center has been placed under state supervision because of its anesthesiology department’s “inability to provide quality healthcare in a safe environment,” according to a federal report released Thursday.
Among the most serious failings cited by federal inspectors was doctors’ practice of filling out medical records in advance, suggesting specific outcomes before procedures were done.
Officials with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday that they had accepted the department’s plan of correction, but if the problems are not resolved, the hospital could lose its federal funding.
The Orange-based UCI Medical Center will remain under the oversight of the state Department of Public Health until a second inspection confirms that the corrections have been made.
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Before his death in the Crandall Canyon mine disaster on Aug. 6, 2007, Juan Carlos Payan regularly sent money to Mexico to support his disabled father and mother and to pay for two younger sisters to go to school.
His parents, Jose Luis Payan and Isabel Villa, contend the 22-year-old was their sole source of financial support and, as a result, they are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits of roughly $2,400 per month. Payan’s employer, Murray Energy Corp. subsidiary Genwal Resources Inc., and its insurer, Rockwood Casualty Insurance Co., rejected the parents’ claim. While acknowledging Payan supported his parents, the companies argue he must have had assistance from two siblings living in Huntington and that the parents are eligible for no more than $475 monthly.
Over the 312-week life of initial workers’ compensation dependents benefits, that amounts to a difference of about $150,000 – the $187,000 the family is seeking compared with the $37,000 the companies believe is owed. The dispute now is in the hands of Aurora Holley, a Utah Labor Commission administrative law judge, who presided Wednesday over a daylong hearing into the Payan parents’ appeal of the companies’ denial of the claim.
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Investigators released text message and voicemail transcripts, interviews and other evidence documents Friday in the case of a missing Florida toddler.
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“In the Bible it happened. But girls today, I don’t marry ‘em if they want to at 14-15 years old,” Alamo said Saturday after federal agents raided his southwestern Arkansas compound and placed six girls into state custody. “We won’t do it, even though I believe it’s OK.”
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Witnesses in the O.J. Simpson trial have described Michael McClinton waving a handgun and shouting orders like a police officer while others carried away items two memorabilia dealers had arrayed on the bed.
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