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Inyo Supervisors restocking SIH board

Inyo Board meeting Tuesday to appoint SIH board members

statement from the Inyo County Board of Supervisors

Inyo Board of Supervisors Will Convene in Special Session Tomorrow to Appoint a New Southern Inyo Hospital Board

INDEPENDENCE – The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has called a Special Meeting for the purpose of appoint a quorum to the Board of Directors of the Southern Inyo Hospital District. The meeting will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The need to appoint a quorum – three members – to the Southern Inyo Hospital Board was necessitated by the recent resignations, in masse, of the entire Board of Directors for the Southern Inyo Health Care District.

The situation led one observer to comment, “The Southern Inyo Hospital ship does not have a captain or a rudder, and it’s in very rough seas.” The appointment of a quorum tomorrow will re-establish a governance structure to interface with State regulators, employees, the community and creditors, and make decisions about the hospital’s future.

Inyo County issued a press release last week informing the public that it might be necessary for the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to make emergency appointments to establish a quorum on the Southern Inyo Health Care District Board, and asking for letters of interest from residents of the Hospital District. Because of uncertainty about if, or when appointments might be necessary, the County announced that it would accept letters of interest on an on-going basis.

The agenda for the Special Meeting notes that letters of interest have been received from Richard P. Fedchenko, Jaque Hickman, and Mark Lacey. The agenda also notes that the Board of Supervisors will also consider nominations for appointment, self and otherwise, from the floor during the meeting.

In order to qualify for an appointment you must be a voting resident of the District.

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State Steps in at Southern Inyo Hospital

State Public Health Officer Installs Temporary Manager to Southern Inyo Hospital

submitted by the California Department of Public Health
SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today installed a temporary manager at Southern Inyo Hospital’s distinct part skilled nursing facility in Lone Pine to oversee the facility after receiving notification that the facility’s CEO and board members had resigned. The temporary manager will ensure the health and welfare of Southern Inyo’s residents until they are relocated to other facilities.

“The California Department of Public Health’s top priority is to protect patient safety,” said Dr. Smith. “Our staff was onsite as soon as possible to ensure the residents’ needs were being met and that a transfer plan was in place.”

CDPH staff is monitoring the facility’s daily situation including finances, food, medical and nursing supplies, and staffing levels. There are currently 17 nursing patients residing at the facility.

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