Tulare Heads Back to Court Today, Could Partner with Community Medical, Sante Health

Tulare Regional Medical Center could be managed on an interim basis by Sante Health and Community Medical Centers, both of Fresno, according to legal filings from the Tulare Local Healthcare District. But that’s only possible if a bankruptcy judge allows the district to reject its contract with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) at a hearing Thursday […]

HCCA Stays In Tulare Pending Further Hearing

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) will continue to manage the Tulare Regional Medical Center — at least for now — after a hearing in bankruptcy court Thursday. Due to the last-minute nature of the hearing, the judge, Hon. Rene Lastreto II, continued any decision to next week; should the contract be rejected, district officials claim a […]

UPDATED: HCCA Counsel: Employees’ Pay Could Rely on Board Paying HCCA

This article has been updated under the heading “Potential New Management.” Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) has confirmed that it may not be able to make payroll for its employees Thursday — and that the responsibility for those payments ultimately rests with the Tulare Local Healthcare District. Additionally, attorneys with the district have moved forward in […]

Tulare Hospital Board To Interview Candidates

The Tulare Local Healthcare District’s Board of Directors will meet this evening to discuss potential candidates to replace Linda Wilbourn’s vacated seat in the district’s Zone 5. The board will also meet to consider approving a flier to advertise a vacancy in Zone 1, the district of Richard Torrez, who recently resigned from the board. […]

Emergency Board Meeting Called After Fiscal Spiral at Tulare Regional Medical Center

This story has been updated to correct a quote — an anonymous employee said the revenue had declined over the last three years, not months. Employees of Tulare Regional Medical Center met at 8:30am with the hospital’s CEO, Dr. Benny Benzeevi, and CFO, Alan Germany, to discuss issues surrounding the beleaguered hospital. Shortly after that meeting […]

UPDATED: HCCA Says They Won’t Continue Funding TRMC, Will Consider Closure If Loans Not Approved

This story has been updated with a statement from a Crotholl and Morrison spokesperson. The end of legal wrangling over Senovia Gutierrez’ status on the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s (TLHCD) Board of Directors — she has officially been recognized as a board member — was overshadowed by a new threat: Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) could […]