New TLHCD Board Members Seated as Factions Develop

Two things were made clear during Wednesday’s three-hour-long Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) Board of Directors meeting: there are now two distinct factions of board members — and they’ve got distinctly different ideas on how to end up with a successful hospital. The faction of existing board members — comprised of Dr. Parmod Kumar, Richard […]

Kumar Recall Moving Forward; Signatures Certified

Opponents of Dr. Parmod Kumar have been told that the recall of the long-time Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) Board of Directors member can continue, according to a statement from Citizens for Hospital Accountability, the group pursuing the recall. The hospital accountability group gathered 1,414 signatures, out of which 1,180 were valid, and 32 were […]

Tulare Hospital, While in Arrears, Acted as Lender

In early 2016, the Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) took on an unexpected role as a financial lender for a hospital in Lone Pine, Calif., extending it a $500,000 line of credit. Both the Lone Pine hospital and Tulare Regional Medical Center are managed by Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), a Tulare-based company, that has taken […]

UPDATED: Surprises Continue at October Tulare Hospital Board Meeting

This article has been updated with information about the invoiced repaid with the $800,000 loan. See the section marked ‘UPDATE’ below. The controversy over the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s (TLHCD) $800,000 loan hasn’t died down, if Wednesday’s regularly scheduled TLHCD Board Meeting is any indication. At Wednesday’s meeting, Visalia attorney Michael Lampe presented new information […]