Northern Inyo Healthcare District Voluntarily Dismisses Lawsuit Against Southern Mono Healthcare District As Of January 21, 2022

 


As of Friday, Jan. 21, Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Southern Mono Healthcare District (SMHD) after carefully considering all aspects of the six-year-old case.

For many years, NIHD has sought relief in the courts from what it considers to be an illegal intrusion of SMHD into NIHD’s service area. However, a recent court ruling made clear that despite the various harms caused by SMHD’s intrusion, further efforts to prevail in this dispute would not produce a favorable outcome.

For this reason, and in light of the pressing medical needs of the public, and NIHD’s desire to focus on its long-term vision, NIHD withdrew its lawsuit while reserving the right to re-file in the future should the need arise. NIHD remains hopeful that with the conclusion of this litigation, it can work collaboratively with SMHD going forward to address the many pressing issues facing our Eastern Sierra communities.

About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics and allergies, general surgery, colorectal surgery, breast cancer surgery and urology. Continually striving to improve the health outcomes of those who rely on its services, Northern Inyo Healthcare District aims to improve our communities one life at a time. One team, one goal, your health.

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David Dennison
David Dennison
10 months ago

Lawsuit,lawsuit,lawsuit.. The new “American way “,either trying to intimidate or greed. I know of one person in town with current lawsuits,two against SIH and one against the middle school., And threats against others unless they settle out of court. While they mope around,out of work and saying no jobs out… Read more »

Moliminous
Moliminous
10 months ago

Competition and excellence is at the heart of “the American way.” We hope that Mammoth doctors might improve services offered in Bishop. That’s also why government/union (a.k.a. “public”) “schools” continue to fail our children.

eric hein
eric hein
10 months ago

Always found it enlightening that Mammoth hospital extends local discounts to Inyo county residents but Northern Inyo does not offer discounts to Mono county residents.

Vaguely
Vaguely
10 months ago

So Sierrawave.net is a clearance house for government press releases. Super. Where do we go for actual journalistic questions and skepticism about what government is telling us?

P ite
P ite
10 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

The sheet and a new player eastern sierra now

Vaguely
Vaguely
10 months ago
Reply to  P ite

Thanks for the tip. However ESN also simply parroted the press release without further digging into the passive-aggressive accusations about “continuing incursions”

Art la cues
Art la cues
10 months ago
Reply to  P ite

I agree. Since Charles James left KSRW , the Sheet is Inyo’s only source for in depth news coverage.

John
John
10 months ago
Reply to  Art la cues

The Sheet that took the CHP press release from the Independence truck crash and screwed it up so that the truck that sideswiped another car was reported to be the one sideswiped? That Sheet??

eric hein
eric hein
10 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

Probably because we yell at each other enough as it is.

Alice
Alice
10 months ago

Finally! People should have choices without having to drive 90 miles round trip. There are some things I will only go to the RHC for and others I will only go to Mammoth ortho for.
Spend the money on something besides lawsuits and the “problem” might go away.