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Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at...

Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the chief executive of Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo on Friday temporarily suspended elective surgeries at both campuses. Meanwhile, nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital in Orange, operated by the health system that also owns...

Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

  Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the Mission Hospital support group Valiant Women, 61 nurses were recently awarded scholarships to pursue professional development. Last year, one of these training sessions taught Mission Hospital nurses about newborn heart...

Experts Share Insights on Drug Trends

Parents are invited to attend a workshop on drug trends that will include a short film and three experts on Monday, May 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the high school quad and library. A 13-minute film, “Overtaken,” will be shown alongside speakers Superior Court Judge John Adams,...

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Canyon Crash

A 22-year-old college student suffered serious injuries after she was struck walking in a cross walk across Laguna Canyon Road near the Laguna College of Art and Design on Thursday night, Laguna Beach police said Friday. The highway was closed in both directions after the 8:45...

Robert E. Roper

  Dr. Robert E. Roper, 80, passed away at home in Laguna Beach on Christmas Day, 2013. He was born in Kewanee, Ill., on Oct. 1, 1933, to Dr. Robert Wilson Roper and Florine Effie Roper. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University as a high school senior, joined the Sigma Chi...

Hospital Seeks Change to its ICU

Mission Hospital made an informal inquiry of state Health Department regulators about seeking permission to change the sort of patients that could make use of its underused 10-bed intensive care unit at the Laguna Beach campus, officials confirmed on Friday. City officials who...

Canyon Collision Claims Two Lives

Two people died and a third suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision that resulted in the partial closure of Laguna Canyon Road early Tuesday, April 2, disrupting the routines of early morning commuters, police said. The road, closed between El Toro Road and state Highway...

Lining Up Against Measure CC

Editor, The purpose of Measure CC is to provide funding for acquiring undeveloped open space within the city that is currently in private hands. Proponents of the measure concede the space is a mix of developable and undevelopable land. As to the undevelopable land, why should...

Mission Earns Nursing’s Top Award

Mission Hospital recently received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered the highest national honor bestowed upon nursing services, Mission administrators said in a statement. With this credential, Mission Hospital joins the Magnet community...

Newsmakers

St. Joe’s Appoints Chiefs of Staff     St. Joseph Health System this week named new chiefs of staff at its hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, which has a second campus in Laguna Beach.   Dr. Rudy Marquez takes the job at Mission Hospital and Dr. Paul Beck will serve...

An Epic Fundraiser for Thurston

Thurston Middle School will hold its largest annual fundraiser, the EPIC Challenge, from Dec. 6-9.   Instead of selling goods and consumables, kids are challenged by mental and physical activities to raise money for their school by participating in games, races and contests...

A Familiar Face to Lead Hospital

Kenneth McFarland was named president and chief executive of Mission Hospital, which operates campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, St. Joseph Health System announced this week.   McFarland, 50, of San Clemente, has worked for Mission Hospital as chief financial...

Historic Home Threatened by Development

   Editor, Arno Hano’s recent letter opining that Mission Hospital may be “land rapists” is a bit over the top. However, alert residents of Laguna Beach only have to look a little bit north of the Mission Hospital campus to encounter actual “land...