Nos. A150211, A150738, A150962.

31 Cal.App.5th 1147 (2019)

KENNETH ECONOMY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. SUTTER EAST BAY HOSPITALS, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four.

February 4, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen, Victor Clark Thuesen ; Weinberg Hoffman and Ivan Weinberg for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Hanson Bridgett, Glenda M. Zarbock , Jullian Somers Donovan ; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Kent L. Richland , Feris M. Greenberger and David E. Hackett for Defendant and Appellant.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Barry S. Landsberg , Doreen W. Shenfeld and Joanna S. McCallum for Dignity Health and Memorial Health Services as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.


May a hospital avoid its obligation to provide notice and a hearing before terminating a doctor's ability to practice in the hospital for jeopardizing patient quality of care, by directing the medical group employing the doctor to refuse to assign the doctor to the hospital? We agree with

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