MISSION HILLS, Calif.-Holy Cross Medical Center has opened an 11,000-square-foot regional cancer center designed to bring the 309-bed hospital's existing cancer-care services under one roof, hospital executives said. Called Holy Cross Regional Cancer Center, it houses a patient-care floor dedicated to treatment of cancer patients and various oncologic surgery, diagnostic and support services. Patients will receive cancer therapy treatments in private or semiprivate cabana-type rooms equipped with televisions, video cassette recorders and other audio equipment. Other support therapies such as accupressure, art, yoga and pain management services also are available. Shamel Sanani, M.D., will serve as the center's medical director, and Leslie Botnik, M.D., will oversee radiation oncology services.
SAN PEDRO, Calif.-San Pedro Peninsula Hospital has expanded its psychiatric program by establishing a therapy program for elderly patients who require little or no hospitalization. The new program, which began last month and is offered through the 299-bed hospital's Senior Mental Health Center, will provide customized, three-month treatment plans for patients as part of a "day," or outpatient, rehabilitation plan. The center will offer the day program to 40 elderly patients. Other rehabilitation-related services, such as occupational therapy and family therapy, also will be provided, the hospital said.
RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Riverside Community Hospital here has awarded Greensburg, Pa.-based Stuart Medical a three-year contract to distribute medical and surgical supplies. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed. Under the "stockless" distribution agreement, Stuart will deliver supplies daily to more than 70 sites in the 273-bed hospital.
HELENA, Mont.-John Guy is resigning as president of St. Peter's Community Hospital about mid-February to become regional director of the American Hospital Association in Dallas. Ellen Feaver, one of St. Peter's directors, said someone would be appointed to temporarily replace Mr. Guy until another president is chosen. The president's base salary is $115,000 per year. Mr. Guy, who has been president since 1985, said he believes the hospital is in better health now than when he arrived and has successfully coped with reducing the staff by 88 full-time positions. Mr. Guy, 48, who was chairman of the Montana Hospital Association in 1991, said that after 18 years in hospital administration, the new job with the hospital association offers him the opportunity to "get involved on the regional and national level."-Associated Press