ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, ETC. v. MARICOPA CTY.

No. 1 CA-CIV 5034.

130 Ariz. 239 (1981)

635 P.2d 527

ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, an Arizona Corporation, Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant, v. MARICOPA COUNTY, Arizona, a body politic, Defendant-Appellant Cross-Appellee.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department B.

September 24, 1981.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon by Richard B. Burnham, Jefferson L. Lankford, Phoenix, for plaintiff-appellee cross-appellant.

Charles F. Hyder, former Maricopa County Atty. by Gordon J. Goodnow, Jr., Deputy County Atty., Phoenix, for defendant-appellant cross-appellee.

Stephen D. Neely, Pima County Atty. by Howard Baldwin, Deputy County Atty., Tucson, for amicus curiae Pima County, Ariz.

Lewis & Roca by Roger W. Kaufman, Terrence M. Slaven, Phoenix, for amicus curiae Arizona Hospital Association.


OPINION

O'CONNOR, Judge.

The appeals in this action are from a summary judgment entered by the trial court in favor of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (St. Joseph's) and against Maricopa County, for the sum of $8,390.45, plus interest and costs, reimbursing St. Joseph's for certain emergency medical treatment rendered by St. Joseph's to a patient pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-297.01.

The patient, Benjamin E. McLain, was injured in an automobile...

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