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 […]

Tulare Hospital Board Files Countersuit Against HCCA

The Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) will file a countersuit against its former management contractor, its attorneys announced Wednesday night. The district will also file a professional complaint with the California State Bar against Bruce Greene and the BakerHostetler firm, entities which both previously represented the Tulare Local Healthcare District. The board also voted to […]

Tulare Healthcare District Board Gets Hospital Progress Report

Tulare Regional Medical Center is inching closer to reopening, but there’s no concrete date yet, the hospital’s board was told Wednesday. The hospital has, however, received over 500 applications for employment, and a job fair is in the process of being scheduled, interim CEO Larry Blitz told the board. Additionally, the hospital’s management consultants now […]

HCCA’s Out at Tulare Regional Medical Center

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates has left the Tulare Regional Medical Center for the last time. The company’s contract to manage the hospital, the Evolutions Gym, its clinics and other associated facilities, was officially terminated at 5pm Wednesday. Former employees, Tulare Local Healthcare District board members, and community members began gathering in front of the hospital’s allied […]

Evolutions Gym Open Saturday, Tulare Regional Medical Center Progresses

This article has been updated to correct the calculations used for Evo Management Company’s monthly payment under the “The Contract” subheading. Some Tulare residents have one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center is slated to reopen Saturday at 6am. The announcement comes after the approval of a contract […]