Mammoth Hospital Wins Inyo LAFCO Lawsuit Appeal over Northern Inyo Hospital

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

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.

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Ickity
Ickity
1 year ago

Go to Transparent California and look at the salaries compared to other like facilities. CEO that makes over $400,000!

johndoeml
johndoeml
1 year ago

Here’s the appeals court decision https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20210514098.

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  johndoeml

Thank you for providing this link. We (SWM) added it to the article/post. This is a splendid example of how “Comments” can add “value” to a story through use of a “credible, authoritative source” of information. We appreciate that you took the time to post your comment and share the… Read more »

Ickity
Ickity
1 year ago

NIH needed help, asked for it, got it. Then they complained that the help was too good and told them to leave. Nope. Sorry NIH-find some other way to support your overpaid, overstaffed facility that is full of nepotism.

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  Ickity

The Northern Inyo Hospital has served this community well, especially during this recent public health crisis. As to whether or not some employees at the hospital enjoy the same gene pool as others, or are related in some fashion through familial ties, is hardly unusual in small communities. As to… Read more »

Lost My Patients
Lost My Patients
1 year ago

Good for Mammoth Hospital. NIH sat around and watched Mammoth’s clinics go in. Then, when it figured out it was losing money and patients to them, NIH conjured up some loser lawsuit to put the clinics out of business. And got its cronies on LAFCO – which had no policies… Read more »