LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Transitional Hospitals Corp. recently opened THC Las Vegas, a 160-bed long-term critical-care hospital in Las Vegas. THC acquired the facility in April 1993 from St. Louis-based Comprehensive Care Corp. for an undisclosed amount, THC executives said. The hospital, which will employ approximately 160 people, will provide specialty care to patients recently released from intensive-care units of general acute-care hospitals, said THC president Rod Laughlin. In addition, THC announced that Janine Sawaya, former associate executive director of Humana Hospital-Sunrise, Las Vegas, has been named chief executive officer of the new hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO-After a one-year strategic review of operations, California Pacific Medical Center has restructured clinical services at its two medical campuses, resulting in the elimination of some 1,000 jobs during the next two years. Under its revised strategic plan, obstetric, newborn and specialty outpatient services will be consolidated at the health system's California campus, formerly Northern California Health Center. Adult acute care, pediatric inpatient and emergency medicine will be offered at the system's Pacific campus, formerly Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Urgent care will replace emergency services at the California campus. In addition, skilled nursing, now offered at the medical center's Garden and East campuses, will be moved to the California campus. Last April, California Pacific launched a $5.6 million reorganization plan designed to streamline operations at the two-campus hospital, which was formed in 1991 by the merger of Pacific Presbyterian and Northern California Health Center, the operator of Children's Hospital of San Francisco.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.-Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is scheduled to open its newly expanded and renovated $6.75 million emergency department this month. The renovation enlarged the unit to 30,000 square feet from 17,000 square feet and added 13 beds to the existing 17-bed facility. The unit also will house separate treatment areas for acute-care patients and those requiring care for minor, less complex medical care. Construction of the additional space is being financed largely by private contributions to the Hoag Hospital Foundation's capital campaign. Last month, the First Interstate Bank of California awarded the 416-bed hospital a $25,000 grant designated for the emergency department's renovation and expansion project. In addition to its acute-care hospital, Hoag Memorial operates satellite healthcare facilities in Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach.