Tuesday, May 18, 2010

press conference WEDNESDAY regarding serious patient care allegations at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




***Media Advisory***



County Health Services Department to Respond to Serious Patient Care Allegations at Olive View –UCLA Medical Center



WHAT:           Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) executive Carol Meyer and medical leaders from Olive View-UCLA Medical Center will hold a news conference to respond to allegations made about quality of care in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


Meyer will address the hospital’s investigation and findings related to the anonymous allegations.  On Monday, the hospital submitted findings of the investigation to The Joint Commission, a national hospital accrediting agency.


WHEN:          Wednesday, May 19 – 9:30 AM

                        Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

                        14445 Olive View Drive

Sylmar, CA  91342


(DIRECTIONS: News Conference will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the new Emergency Department. (West on the 210 freeway) Exit on Roxford, turn right.  Street turns into Olive View Drive.  Turn left on Kennedy Drive and proceed to end.  Turn right into the parking lot.


WHO:             Carol Meyer, County Department of Health Services

                        Rima Matevosian, MD, Olive View-UCLA Chief Medical Officer


WHY:             Department and hospital leadership will respond to questions regarding the recent allegations.  


CONTACT:   Azar Kattan, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




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