‘A gut punch’: 23 advanced practitioners at California hospital let go after potential status downgrade

The sophisticated practitioners are contracted through Central California Faculty Medical Group. James Davis, MD, the healthcare facilitys chief of trauma, said the medical facilitys owner, Community Medical Centers, ended the service providers without offering a reason for the decision. The terminations come on the heels of Community Regional Medical Center being slated to lose its 24-hour neurosurgical trauma coverage, which would downgrade its status as a level 1 injury center after an agreement with the Central California Faculty Medical Group expired Sept. 1. The medical group is still in settlements with Community Medical Centers, which owns the healthcare facility, to sign a brand-new agreement, according to Dr. Davis.

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CRMC will still require to transfer patients requiring neurosurgical care, Mr. Lynch said, and Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Delta Medical Center has actually agreed to assist.

“This is simply the last place I ever desired to be.”.

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” Community Regionals trauma services will continue,” CMC President and CEO Craig Castro stated in a Sept. 2 statement. “There is no reason to alarm Central Valley residents or our healthcare partners by threatening a change in access to our trauma services at CRMC.”.

The advanced professionals are contracted through Central California Faculty Medical Group. James Davis, MD, the health centers chief of trauma, stated the healthcare facilitys owner, Community Medical Centers, terminated the providers without providing a reason for the decision. CMC released a statement Sept. 2 that said CCFMG sent the termination notices, not CMC.

The terminations come on the heels of Community Regional Medical Center being slated to lose its 24-hour neurosurgical injury protection, which would downgrade its status as a level 1 injury center after an agreement with the Central California Faculty Medical Group ended Sept. 1. The medical group is still in negotiations with Community Medical Centers, which owns the hospital, to sign a new agreement, according to Dr. Davis.

Twenty-three innovative specialists at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., were informed Sept. 1 that they will be release in 60 days, according to The San Joaquin Valley Sun.

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CRMC will keep its level 1 trauma center status, Central California Emergency Medical Services Director Dan Lynch told the Sun. The medical facility is hoping to restore its on-call neurosurgical protection Sept. 4.