Attorneys representing Tulare Regional Medical Center requested a delay, stating there was uncertainty regarding the hospital’s board of directors. But they’ll have certainty Wednesday, Hon. Judge Melinda Reed said, denying the request.
Officials with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) have made it clear that they’re not pleased with Tulare Local Healthcare District board members Kevin Northcraft, Mike Jamaica and Senovia Gutierrez’ string of special meetings. They’ve brought in the big guns to bring the point home. The company has retained the services of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a […]
New lawsuits, new titles, and more changes — those were the main themes of the August 9 Tulare Local Healthcare District Board of Directors special meeting. The meeting was called by Kevin Northcraft, Mike Jamaica and Senovia Gutierrez, all of whom were in attendance; fellow board members Linda Wilbourn, and Richard Torrez, along with Healthcare […]
Three members of Tulare’s hospital board have called a meeting for Wed, Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at Tulare’s Masonic Lodge at 6:30pm. Board members plan to discuss reorganizing roles on the board, requesting reports on retirement funding, and monthly reports on any Department of Public Health investigations and hospital responses.
This story has been updated to reflect that Dr. Parmod Kumar was not named in the suit filed Monday, though he was involved in the actions the suit is contesting. The Tulare Local Healthcare District is in discussions to settle two nonpayment lawsuits, and has just been named in a third — along with Tulare Regional […]
The recount of Tulare’s July 11 recall election has finished, Tulare County Registrar of Voters Michelle Baldwin has confirmed. The result? Not a single vote’s changed, Baldwin said. Those that came out to vote in Dr. Parmod Kumar’s district on July 11 voted overwhelmingly to recall him and elect Senovia Gutierrez as his replacement. Those results […]
A scheduled recount of the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s July 11 election has been postponed to August 1. The delay comes after the recount fee – an estimated $2,620 according to the Tulare County Registrar of Voters’ office – was not paid in time for the recount to take place on July 31. The recount […]
The new majority on the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s Board of Directors crossed off the first part of their to-do list tonight. But hospital administrators state that the meeting wasn’t a meeting — just a gathering of two board members, and a “newly elected, not yet certified” board member. Kevin Northcraft, Mike Jamaica, and Senovia […]
Dr. Parmod Kumar has claimed, through an attorney, that the Tulare Local Healthcare District violated the Brown Act in swearing in Senovia Gutierrez on Tuesday. Because a majority of the board — Linda Wilbourn, Kevin Northcraft, and Mike Jamaica — were in attendance, Kumar’s attorney claims that her swearing in ceremony was a violation of […]
Dr. Parmod Kumar has requested a recount of Tulare’s July 11 special election, the Tulare County Registrar of Voters has confirmed. The election, held to determine whether Kumar should be recalled from his post on the Tulare Local Healthcare District Board of Directors and, if so, choosing his successor, was certified on July 20. The […]