Palomar Health CEO Responds to Doctors’ Criticism of Controversial Business Move – NBC 7 San Diego
The president and CEO of Palomar Health is firing back at accusations being made by some of the health-care provider’s doctors that a recent business decision could impact the quality of care at its two North County hospitals.
“I resent that fact because it’s simply not true,” Diane Hansen said.
Palomar Health recently changed the company that provides its hospitals in Escondido and Poway with emergency personnel, including doctors.
A number of Palomar’s staff are concerned about a business decision they said could reduce the number of doctors making rounds at hospitals, reports NBC 7’s Artie Ojeda.
A company called Vituity has provided staffing for Palomar Health for more than 40 years. Beginning in August, Emergent Medical Associates will be the new provider.
Hansen said the change was made for several reasons. She said it’s a best practice to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) from other…