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Raymond Schultze, director of UCLA Medical Center during era of ambitious growth, dies at 83

Raymond Schultze, director of UCLA Medical Center during era of ambitious growth, dies at 83

Raymond Schultze, director of the UCLA Medical Center during a period of remarkable growth and later a front-line practitioner who helped establish a dialysis clinic in the Owens Valley to bring needed help to Native American patients, has died at age 83.

Charged with helping bring the medical center into the ranks of the best of the West, Schultze was instrumental in the creation of UCLA Medical Plaza, now a sprawling and distinguished medical campus.

Part of Schultze’s mission when he was named director in 1980 was to help the medical center shift its focus from being a primary facility that treated hospitalized patients to a center that treated people on an outpatient...

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