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Holiday spirit for Southern Inyo Healthcare District

Press release On December 7th Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s board meeting was preceded by a delightful social gathering. In addition to coffee and cookies that were provided by community members, many of the people who attended brought thoughtful holiday gifts for the residents at the skilled nursing unit. As the holiday season approaches we really […]

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A plea to help Southern Inyo Hospital

Press release Southern Inyo Hospital deserves and needs our continued support. Southern Inyo is the only hospital in California to close and then “come back to life”. The hospital is still on life support and needs TLC from the community it so proudly serves. There are many ways to show you care about maintaining our local […]

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HCCA reports should have ‘no impact’ on SIH

By Deb Murphy Within four days of taking their seats on the Southern Inyo Healthcare District board of directors, Richard Fedchenko, Mark Lacey and Jaque Hickman made the decision to contract with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates to bring the Lone Pine hospital back to life. The trio negotiated the contract with HCCA head Dr. Benny Benzeevi […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital reopens

Press release March 1, 2016. Lone Pine, CA. After extensive work by the hospital’s new partner, Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), effective Tuesday, March 1, Southern Inyo Hospital has reopened to serve the healthcare needs of residents of and visitors to the Southern Inyo Healthcare District. HCCA’s Alan Germany, the hospital’s Chief Restructuring Officer announced today […]

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Operational update from Southern Inyo Hospital

Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District isn’t claiming a win, but it has recorded a series of first downs since the state Department of Public Health suspended the hospital’s license January 13. Chief Restructuring Officer Alan Germany provided an operational update at last Thursday’s SIH Board Meeting. Germany was brought in shortly after the board […]

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Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s Lone Pine Hospital has replaced bare dirt areas with newly paved patient and staff parking areas and hospital access roadways, as well as paving the perimeter around its heliport.

SIH license temporarily suspended by CDPH

(Jan. 15 press release from Southern Inyo Hospital) January 14, 2016, Lone Pine, CA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has temporarily suspended the license of Southern Inyo Hospital (SIH) following a site survey on January 13, 2016, according to Alan Germany, Chief Restructuring Officer at SIH. SIH staff had readied the facility […]

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Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s Lone Pine Hospital has replaced bare dirt areas with newly paved patient and staff parking areas and hospital access roadways, as well as paving the perimeter around its heliport.

SIHD signs agreement with management company

By Deb Murphy Following two hours of discussion and a recess to review the final agreement with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates, the four-day old Southern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors got down to the nuts and bolts Saturday. Would the three board members approve the contract, perhaps the only hope of keeping the State from […]

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Tuesday deadline looms for SIHD

By Deb Murphy The last patient left Southern Inyo Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility Wednesday and with it any ability of SIH to provide medical services. The Rural Health Clinic is still operative, but without the affiliation with the hospital, its reimbursement rate for Medical and Medicare patients drops. Staff will gain entry through a back […]

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Five SIHD board members resign

Southern Inyo Healthcare District press release, issued today: On Dec. 10, Lee Barron resigned as CEO, CFO and CCO of Southern Inyo Healthcare District. The board immediately began a concerted effort to lead the District forward. On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Board learned their choice for the Interim CEO could not accept the position because the […]

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Next step for Southern Inyo Hospital – planning

By Deb Murphy Employee payroll at Southern Inyo Hospital will be caught up by December 23, according to board member Drew Wickman. That’s the board’s main focus following Thursday’s resignation of Chief Executive Officer Lee Barron. “We’ll have to catch up in increments,” Wickman explained in a phone interview Friday. There are income tax issues […]

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SIH CEO Lee Barron at a meeting in October.

Lee Barron resigns as CEO of Southern Inyo Healthcare District

The Southern Inyo Healthcare District issued the following statement Thursday afternoon: “The Southern Inyo Healthcare District board accepted Lee Barron’s resignation from the positions of CEO, CFO, and CCO today with an effective date of Monday, December 14, 2015. “Lee has lead us through a period of some very difficult changes in health care industry. […]

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