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KPC Health founder, Dr. Kali Chaudhuri chairman receives ‘Book of Golden Deeds’ Community Service Award
HEMET – Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, founder and chairman of KPC Health, was recently named the 53rd annual Book of Golden Deeds award winner by the Hemet-San Jacinto Exchange Club.
Awarded every year since 1967, the Book of Golden Deeds honors members of the San Jacinto and Hemet communities who give their time and talents to make their community a better place to live and work.
Hundreds of community members, stakeholders, elected officials, friends and family members gathered at the Soboba Resort and Casino Events Center Thursday, Dec. 5, to honor Chaudhuri for his many contributions to the surrounding community, including KPC Health’s Hemet and Menifee Global Medical Centers.
“I love Hemet and the future is bright for this community,” Chaudhuri said. “To me, Hemet is heaven. I came here more than 30 years ago to start my medical practice and never left. I raised my family here, built my business here, and made Hemet my home. There is still much work to be done, and I look forward to helping in every way that I can.”
KPC Health owns and operates a group of integrated health care delivery systems consisting of acute care hospitals, Independent Physician Associations, medical groups and various fully integrated multispecialty medical facilities.
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KPC Group Gets Court Approval to Acquire Four Verity hospitals
A bankruptcy court judge has approved Corona-based KPC Group’s $610-million bid to acquire four of the nonprofit Verity Health System hospitals, including two in Southern California, KPC Group said Wednesday.
Verity’s board of directors had approved KPC Group’s bid Monday, but the state attorney general’s office still must sign off on the acquisition.
The four hospitals included in the KPC Group bid are St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Vincent Dialysis Center in Los Angeles, Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton Coastside in Moss Beach.
Verity’s six hospitals were originally owned and operated by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. After years of financial struggles, Integrity Healthcare took over management of the hospitals in 2015.
NantWorks, the Culver City company controlled by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, purchased Integrity in 2017. (Soon-Shiong, a physician and entrepreneur, purchased The Times last year.)
In August, Verity filed for bankruptcy protection, citing mounting losses and debt.
The other two Verity hospitals — O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy — were sold to Santa Clara County in a transaction that closed last month. California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra had sought to halt the sale until the county agreed to conditions, such as requirements for job security and treatment of the poor, that were initially imposed by then-Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in 2015. But in February, a federal judge refused to put a hold on the transaction.
OCGMC Participates in AHA Research Study
Santa Ana, CA— Orange County Global Medical Center is working with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a partner in the first, large standardized research study to evaluate long-term outcomes of people who experience mild strokes.
“OCGMC is devoted to helping our patients with strokes have the best possible outcomes, and through this important study, we hope to learn more about optimal treatment that will heighten the quality of life for many who experience a mild or rapidly-improving stroke. As a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center we are ecstatic to see more growth in our patients’ success,” said Kim Dyer, the Director of OCGMC’s Stroke Department.
After a strict vetting process, OCGMC was selected to take part in the three-year observational study called MaRISS (Mild and Rapidly Improving Stroke Study). The goal of the study is to evaluate the long-term outcomes of people with mild or rapidly improving stroke symptoms, determine the factors associated with poor outcome, and to examine the effect of treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA, or tissue plasminogen activator, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat acute ischemic stroke.
Mild and rapidly improving stroke symptoms are common, affecting more than a third of all stroke patients who report to the emergency department, but the majority is not treated with clot-busting therapy, according to a 2011 study published in the journal, Stroke. However, up to one-third of these patients are unable to return directly to their homes and need immediate physical or occupational therapy to regain their independence. The MaRISS study aims to determine the long-term outcomes of these patients.
“This is an important research study that addresses an important group of patients who have the best chance of recovery from a stroke,” said Jose Romano, M.D., MaRISS principal investigator and professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “The MaRISS study addresses a critical knowledge gap in stroke research and we commend OCGMC for being part of this vital study.”
Using data from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s quality improvement program, Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke, researchers will examine outcomes of up to 2,650 patients with mild or rapidly improving stroke. Each participating hospital is expected to recruit about 30 patients during the course of the study, an estimated two patients per month, and follow-up with these patients by telephone at 30 and 90 days after enrollment.
For over 110 years, Orange County Global Medical Center has delivered innovative and advanced medical care to the Orange County community. Today, the 282-licensed bed facility, provides comprehensive healthcare for the entire family through its Trauma Center, Burn Center, Maternal Child Health program and more. Orange County Global Medical Center is designated by the County of Orange as one of only two Level II Trauma Centers and provides emergency services for more than 20,000 patients per year and is now also one of only two hundred Comprehensive Stroke Centers across the nation. Orange County Global Medical Center is also a Healthgrades 2017 Excellence Award Recipient for Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.