In a press release today, May 27, Mammoth Hospital stated that it has prevailed in its defense of an appeal brought by Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) and the Inyo County Local Agency Formation Commission (Inyo LAFCO) challenging a 2017 trial court decision favoring Mammoth Hospital.
In 2015, Northern Inyo Hospital & Inyo LAFCO brought suit against Mammoth Hospital challenging the legality of the orthopedic and physical therapy clinic operated by Mammoth Hospital in Bishop. In 2017, the Sacramento County Superior Court ruled in favor of Mammoth Hospital.
Mammoth Hospital CEO Tom Parker said, “Mammoth Hospital and its orthopedic surgeons first provided orthopedic services to the Bishop community in 2003 at the request of NIH, and it was not until 2015 that NIH and Inyo LAFCO took issue with that by filing a suit against us. While we prevailed in that case in 2017, NIH and Inyo LAFCO continued the litigation though an appeal. I am pleased that Mammoth Hospital prevailed in our defense of that appeal and am grateful to our legal team lead by our General Counsel, David Baumwohl, for its vigorous and capable work.
My thanks also to the Mammoth Hospital Board of Directors for its diligence and attentive support of our defense these many years.”
The recent court decision was issued by the Third District Court of Appeal of the State of California, which can be seen here: https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20210514098.