Written by The Business Journal Staff
Tulare Regional Medical Center will be closing its doors amidst its financial troubles.
On Oct. 26, the Tulare hospital voluntarily suspended its license with the state of California to operate it and all of its health care related entities including clinics and outpatient facilities.
Due to patient safety and reorganization needs, the district board must take this action, according to a news release. As a result, the hospital and related facilities and clinics are going to suspend all operations and services effective Oct. 29 at midnight.
The Tulare Local Healthcare District Board of Directors is planning to reorganize and reopen the hospital and its related health care clinics and facilities as soon as possible once a new management team is in place and the district is in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and guidelines.
The three nearest hospitals are Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, Sierra View Medical Center in Porterville and Adventist Medical Center Reedley.