Doctor to pursue whistleblower suit against Tulare hospital

A Visalia doctor is attempting to pursue a lawsuit against the Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) after she claims she was retaliated against for speaking with investigators from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Rebecca Zulim claims that she was forced to take a “voluntary leave” from the district’s hospital, the Tulare Regional […]

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Tulare hospital seeks to invalidate Evolutions deed

A federal bankruptcy court has been asked to decide whether a deed of trust placed on Tulare’s Evolutions gym, and its adjacent property, is legal. The Tulare Local Healthcare District, which owns Evolutions, filed a new lawsuit against Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) on January 23, claiming the company’s move to place a lien on the […]

Tulare hospital could open clinics before hospital, financials shaky yet promising

The Tulare Local Healthcare District could open its clinics before the hospital itself, the district’s board was told Wednesday night. The plan to reopen the clinics before the hospital was still in the air, the hospital’s interim CEO, Larry Blitz, said, but it was being heavily pursued. “Supposedly, there’s a rule that you can’t do […]

UPDATED: Tulare hospital board to meet Wednesday, consider property purchase offer

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s board of directors will consider a number of offers at its regular district board meeting on Wednesday, January 24, most geared toward moving the hospital to an eventual reopening. Additionally, one company has made an offer to purchase property the Tulare Local Healthcare District owns at 906 N. Cherry Street, which […]

Tulare hospital sues HCCA, claiming $3m leaseback executed without permission

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) executed a $3m sale and leaseback of some Tulare Local Healthcare District assets in August of 2017, depositing the proceeds into its own accounts instead of the district’s, according to allegations in a new lawsuit filed by the district. The 22-page filing contains a laundry list of allegations against the company, […]

Tulare Hospital Board Backs Bond Audit, No Clear Reopening Date

 The Tulare Local Healthcare District officially supports State Sen. Jean Fuller’s (16th District) request for an audit of the district’s prior bond expenditures after a 3-2 vote following significant discussion. The board also received an update on the reopening of Tulare Regional Medical Center — the hospital still needs funding before a reopening date […]