California hospital settlement reinstalls staff, bylaws, leadership from early 2016

A settlement between Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center and its staff will turn back the clock, restoring the hospital's medical staff, leadership and bylaws from before Jan. 26, 2016, according to a report from The Porterville Recorder.

The settlement comes as the hospital, which filed for bankruptcy and closed in October 2017, seeks to reopen with the help of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health and make amends with its staff.

"To have a successful reopening, we need our doctors back, and the settlement of the lawsuit with our doctors is a critical step to our reopening. It also reverses one of the horrific mistakes of the former board that led to our hospital's bankruptcy," Hospital Board President Kevin Northcraft told The Porterville Recorder.

The settlement returns the hospital to its state before Jan. 26, 2016, when the former TRMC board terminated the medical staff's elected officers and replaced them with new leaders and bylaws. It also specifies that the action taken by the former TRMC board violated the rights of TRMC's medical staff to self-govern.

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