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Embezzlement At District Hospital?

Antelope Valley District Hospital & Allegations of Embezzlement The Antelope Valley District Hospital CEO, Michael Wall, and the CFO, Colette Nichols, have been placed on administrative leave, according to a report in the Antelope Valley Press. The CEO recently received a 5% pay raise, increasing his annual salary from $770,000 plus benefits to $808,000, with …

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SB Indy Criticizes Champion Center

The Santa Barbara Independent published a brief summary on June 28, 2018, of the Grand Jury report on the  Champion Center. The columnist, Nick Welsh, described what happened as a “horror story of eyes-wide-shut financial planning….” “The Grand Jury concluded the hospital district failed to pursue basic due diligence before entering into the deal. It …

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Bad ER Experience For Combat Vet

Combat Vet Sought Help During Bout Of Suicide Ideation: On January 20, 2017, as a combat vet, I called for an ambulance to take me to Lompoc ER due to combat-caused SEVERE tinnitus (ear-ringing). I was thinking seriously of suicide and wanted some help. I didn’t go to the ER expecting the staff to eradicate the …

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Provided False Information For Loan

Exit Plan Required To Qualify For Champion Center Loan of $19,090,000: Before obtaining the $19 million dollar Champion Center loan, in 2012, the District’s CEO submitted an “Exit Plan”  required by the office of California Statewide Health Planning and Development, Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division. The Exit Plan stated how the District would convert the facility into …

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