State Takes TRMC to Task for Medical Staff Feud

The State of California has once again stepped into the feud between between the Tulare Regional Medical Center’s (TRMC) Board of Directors and doctors representing its prior Medical Executive Committee (MEC), and it’s got choice words for both sides. A new report, published by the California Department of Public Health, originally obtained by the Visalia […]

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 […]