Kaweah Health CEO defends hospital amidst open state investigation

This article was updated to include a comment from Kaweah Health. Kaweah Health CEO Gary Herbst defended his hospital stating that though a recent state investigation “had value,” the investigators were “incompetent” and “on a crusade.” Herbst made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with the Valley Voice. Despite statements from Herbst and hospital officials […]

Kaweah Health under regulators’ microscope after drug control negligence, deaths

Editors’ note: This article was corrected to state that a doctor who inspectors said stole federally controlled drugs was an anesthesiologist, not an emergency department physician. It was also corrected to clarify that the statements confirming the report’s version of events were in the inspectors’ report and in the response to it. Failure to monitor […]

No cannabis biz in Visalia, for now

Half of the Visalia City Council still feels it’s too risky to allow cannabis-related businesses to operate inside the city limits and asked staff at city hall not continue their exploration of opening the city to the state’s fastest-growing industry.   Plenty of Interest The move comes despite a flow of continuous inquiries from business […]

Civil rights case against TCSO to proceed

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and its officers have no immunity for false arrest and assault against a Farmersville couple that occurred during an allegedly botched search warrant service, a Tulare County Superior Court judge has ruled.   Jury Trial Scheduled In a June 18 decision, the Hon. Nathan Ide ruled the department and its […]