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Maxine Liggins is an Area Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The Service Planning Areas in which she works include the wealthiest and the poorest residents of Los Angeles County. Public Health’s mission of “improving the quality of life for the residents of Los Angeles County” serves as a yardstick to measure the quality of health services provided in the Los Angeles County. Dr.

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This weekend was the second session of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship conferences in Los Angeles, and the event provided some fascinating and newsy morsels. Here's a round-up of what some of the speakers had to say (Check out more detailed blog items here as well.).

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Edward J. Newton, M.D. is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center, where he manages what is often cited as the nation's busiest emergency room and among those with the highest number of uninsured patients. LAC-USC is the largest single provider of health care in Los Angeles County, and provides more than 28 percent of the county's trauma care. Dr. Newton also serves as a professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

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