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Sierra Vista facing allegations of fraud and conspiracy

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and an affiliated surgeon will battle against allegations of medical malpractice, fraud and conspiracy in a case headed to court later this month. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] In the lawsuit, the hospital is accused of conspiring to hide... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Hospital employees protest poor wages

Arroyo Grande Hospital employees held a protest on Saturday against Dignity Health over lower than market wages. The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, say they want the same pay as Marian Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center CEO retiring

Candace “Candy” Markwith announced on Monday her plan to retire as Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center effective September 15. She has been at Sierra Vista, the City’s largest private employer, since March 2005. “Candy Markwith has... (Continue reading)

Baseball bat robber claims to be rape victim

A San Luis Obispo woman suspected of burglarizing a townhouse Sunday and beating residents with a baseball bat claims to have actually been raped at the residence she is accused of robbing [KCOY]. The family of 32-year-old Sandra Lee Welsh... (Continue reading)

Man shot in the back in SLO

Police are looking for a suspect who shot a man in the back at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo shortly after midnight on Thursday. Emergency personnel responded to calls of screaming in the park, discovered the victim and... (Continue reading)

French Hospital employees considering strike

The union representing employees at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria has announced plans for a three-day strike starting 11 p.m. on June 26. [MercuryNews] Labor and management of Dignity... (Continue reading)

Is French Hospital violating anti-kickback laws?

It sounds like any other incentive for a new company – sign up and get a gift certificate. But San Luis Obispo based French Hospital’s promotion for its new Women’s Health and Imaging Center could violate federal anti-kickback laws. French Hospital... (Continue reading)

Feds accuse local hospitals of overcharging

Catholic Healthcare West paid $875,564 to the United States to settle allegations that certain of its affiliate hospitals, including French Hospital in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, overcharged Medicare during a period of almost a decade, United... (Continue reading)

Tenet launches legal war against rival suitor

Tenet Healthcare filed a complaint today against rival hospital operator Community Health Systems (CHS) accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars—a move that caused both companies’ stocks to plummet. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Tenet alleges the Nashville based... (Continue reading)

Are patients dying while hospitals battle over profits?

While San Luis Obispo County hospitals are devoting major marketing dollars to the battle over who is in the best position to treat trauma cases, people with major life-threatening injuries may not be getting the critical care they need, when... (Continue reading)



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