A few months ago, it appeared that all the years Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons spent struggling to clear his name had paid off--to the tune of $5.7 million.
That's the amount an Orange County jury awarded him on Feb. 13, after finding that Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc, (IHHI) the company that owns ... More >>
It's a considerably ironic score given its recently shuttered neonatal intensive care unit, but Western Medical Center Anaheim received an "A" in patient safety according to a recent study conducted by the employer-financed nonprofit Leapfrog Group. The nationwide study scored 264 California hospita ... More >>
Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. is no stranger to our pages, mostly because of its cutthroat business operations and corrupt management. In November, 2011 a Santa Ana-based law firm sued a majority stakeholder in IHHI, Kali P. Chaudhuri, for engaging in fraud and racketeering on Riverside Cou ... More >>
Bob AulJust when you thought the U.S. health care system couldn't get any more screwed up, a lawsuit filed this week by the Santa Ana-based law firm Callahan & Blaine accuses a local medical tycoon with a controversial past and four Orange County hospitals to his name of wreaking havoc on hos ... More >>
A lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court two days ago includes stunning allegations about a bizarre incident first reported by the Weekly two years ago.
On June 28, 2006, Santa Ana police arrested Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, an infectious diseases specialist at Western Medical Center, when they ... More >>
The Orange County District Attorney's office has declined to prosecute a Santa Ana health care activist for a bizarre case of road rage. Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, a mild-mannered whistleblower who had criticized patient care at Santa Ana's Western Medical Center, was arrested two weeks ago for waving ... More >>