Auditors examine Tulare hospital’s closure, shed doubt on reopening efforts

Factors that contributed to Tulare Regional Medical Center’s shutdown last year included its former management company’s “high costs,” declines in patient volume, and the former board’s replacement of its Medical Executive Committee (MEC) according to a report by the California State Auditor’s office. Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), the former management partner, also failed to bill […]

Early polls show support for Tulare hospital lease; board could settle with HCCA

Telephone polling results show largely positive public opinion for Adventist Health’s management and potential lease of Tulare Regional Medical Center, according to a presentation given to Tulare Local Healthcare District board members on Monday night, August 6. At the same meeting, the board voted to finalize the ballot question that voters will need to approve […]

Tulare hospital board votes to reopen under Adventist, send lease to ballot

   Tulare Regional Medical Center could reopen under the stewardship of Adventist Health as soon as October 15, after the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s board voted unanimously to approve a slate of contracts between Adventist and Tulare. Their votes made it official: Adventist Health will be the district’s chosen partner to reopen the hospital. […]