Tag Archives | Southern Inyo Healthcare District


SIHD lays out bond measure

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s parcel tax measure may not be popular with constituents, but it may be the only way to keep the hospital open. That was the grim news the board of directors delivered at Tuesday’s meeting. Unfortunately, the structure of the board meeting had the bad news delivered first. Chief […]

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SIHD offers news updates

News release from Southern Inyo Healthcare District Members of the public have asked questions about the status of the Hospital and Clinic in Lone Pine. While many of the issues raised are addressed at the public meetings of the District’s Board of Directors, not everyone can attend these meetings, so the following information is to […]

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SIHD board opts for scanner trade

By Deb Murphy With three financial options possible, the Southern Inyo Healthcare District Board voted to trade their tube-less CT Scanner for a fully functioning unit at a special Wednesday afternoon meeting. The 16-slice GE scanner, a vital diagnostic tool, should be up and running in seven to 10 days, a huge relief to medical […]

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SIHD faces difficult decision on CT scanner

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District board members’ jobs haven’t gotten significantly easier since the hospital re-opened under the management of Healthcare Conglomerate Associates almost two years ago. Monday afternoon, the board wrestled with a decision on the fate of a non-functioning CT Scanner in an emergency meeting and will make its final decision […]

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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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