Judge rules in favor of Tulare hospital in dispute with former staff

A Tulare County judge on Thursday ruled that Tulare Regional Medical Center can move forward with its new medical staff organization, the hospital announced.

In January, the Tulare Local Health Care District board of directors voted to end its affiliation with its former medical staff and to affiliate with the staff of Tulare Regional Medical Center.

Judge David Mathias denied the motion of the former medical staff to seek a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to restore them to authority at the hospital.

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