Tulare City Council Wants Meeting With TLHCD Board

The Tulare City Council remains open to requesting a state audit of the Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) and plans to move forward with a reorganization of the city’s Planning Commission. But it took them nearly two hours of heated discussion. ‘Why Are We Here?’ Confusion, accusations and infighting all have plagued the Council […]

Tulare Heads Back to Court Today, Could Partner with Community Medical, Sante Health

Tulare Regional Medical Center could be managed on an interim basis by Sante Health and Community Medical Centers, both of Fresno, according to legal filings from the Tulare Local Healthcare District. But that’s only possible if a bankruptcy judge allows the district to reject its contract with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) at a hearing Thursday […]

As Southern Inyo Attempts to Leave HCCA, Search Warrant Served

The Southern Inyo Healthcare District has asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to exit its contract with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates after alleged financial mismanagement and unauthorized use of the district’s bank accounts. Additionally, an attorney for the district claims the district was served with a search warrant Tuesday morning by the Tulare County District […]

Hensley Attorney Issues Press Release

A press release, dated October 10, was sent to the Voice by the Law Offices of Michael J. Lampe addressing the issue of Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley’s being placed on administrative leave. Hensley was placed on leave from his job on September 27 by Tulare’s city manager, Joe Carlini. In the press release, Lampe […]

UPDATED: HCCA Counsel: Employees’ Pay Could Rely on Board Paying HCCA

This article has been updated under the heading “Potential New Management.” Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) has confirmed that it may not be able to make payroll for its employees Thursday — and that the responsibility for those payments ultimately rests with the Tulare Local Healthcare District. Additionally, attorneys with the district have moved forward in […]

New Tulare Hospital Board Member Sworn In

Xavier Avila took the oath of office for his seat on the Tulare Local Healthcare District Board on Thursday evening. He will represent Zone 5, replacing Linda Wilbourn’s vacated position. Avila was appointed on October 4 by now-fellow board members Kevin Northcraft, Mike Jamaica and Senovia Gutierrez. Northcraft and Jamaica were in attendance at the […]