Southern Inyo hospital official claims HCCA sent supplies from Tulare, “grossly deficient” in management

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates’ (HCCA) management of the Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s hospital was ineffective, hindered the hospital’s regulatory compliance, and was fiscally irresponsible, a legal filing by the district claims. The filing also repeats claims that the Tulare-based hospital management company shared money and supplies between the Southern Inyo district, which owns the Southern Inyo […]

District attorney provides update on HCCA investigation

An investigation into Healthcare Conglomerate Associates’ (HCCA) conduct while managing Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) continues, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward told the public on March 6. At a presentation before the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, Ward stated that his office’s involvement began in the summer of 2017, when the office attempted to […]

Legal problems piling up for Tulare officials and attorneys

Yet another lawsuit was filed Friday, March 2, against the City of Tulare for mounting problems with transparency and withholding records for its citizens. In recent public record act (PRA) responses regarding the billable hours incurred by the city attorney, Heather Phillips, and fellow law firm members, responses have been deemed slow with all issues […]

Nunes’ opposition gaining ground

A growing number of Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-Tulare) constituents want him to know they are not happy with the way he’s doing his job. And while they’re upset about the way Nunes has handled the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents, the unrest goes far deeper and touches […]