155 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. 1998), 96-55967, Alvarado Community Hosp. v. Shalala

Docket Nº:96-55967.
Citation:155 F.3d 1115
Party Name:Serv. 7113, 98 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9853 ALVARADO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Central Plains Hospital, Century City Hospital, Cherokee County Memorial Hospital, Chico Community Hospital, Community Hospital of Los Gatos, Delray Community Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Dallas, Doctors Hospital of Lakewood, Doctors Hospital of L
Case Date:September 11, 1998
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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155 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. 1998)

Serv. 7113,

98 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9853


Center, Central Plains Hospital, Century City Hospital,

Cherokee County Memorial Hospital, Chico Community Hospital,

Community Hospital of Los Gatos, Delray Community Hospital,

Doctors Hospital, Dallas, Doctors Hospital of Lakewood,

Doctors Hospital of Lakewood, Clark, Doctors Hospital of

Lakewood, South, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Doctors

Hospital of Montclair, Doctors Hospital of Pinole, Doctors

Medical Center of Modesto, Dominguez Medical Center,

Garfield Medical Center, Harton Medical Center, Highland

Hospital, Hillside Hospital, Hollywood Medical Center, J.E.

Smith/F.E. Hebert Hospital, Joellen Smith Medical Center,

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Lake Seminole Hospital,

Lincoln West Medical Center, Lodi Community Hospital, Los

Alamitos Medical Center, Los Altos Hospital, Manteca

Hospital, Meadowcrest Hospital, Ojai Community Hospital,

Ontario Community Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital,

Placentia Linda Community Hospital, Redding Medical Center,

Memorial Medical Center, Russell County Medical Center, San

Diego Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, Trinity Medical

Center, Twin Cities Community Hospital, University General

Hospital, University Medical Center, West Boca Medical

Center, Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation, dba Bellwood

Medical Corporation, dba Bellwood General Hospital, Lincoln

Community Medical Corporation, dba Orange County Community

Hospital of Buena Park and formerly dba Buena Park Community

Hospital, Hollywood Community Hospital Medical Center, Inc.,

dba Hollywood Community Hospital, Lancaster Hospital Corp.,

dba Lancaster Community Hospital, Paracelsus Los Angeles

Community Hospital, dba Los Angeles Community Hospital,

Norwalk Hospital Corp. dba Norwalk Community Hospital,

Paracelsus Van Nuys Community Hospital Operating

Corporation, dba Van Nuys Community Hospital, West Covina

Health Center Corporation, dba West Covina Hospital,

Hollywood West Hospital Operating Corporation, dba West

Hollywood Hospital, Monrovia Hospital Corporation, dba

Monrovia Community Hospital, Chico Community Hospital, Inc.

dba Chico Community Hospital, Lodi Community Hospital, Inc.

dba Doctors Hospital of Lodi, Paracelsus Peninsula Medical

Center, Inc. dba Peninsula Medical Center, Paracelsus Clay

County Hospital Inc., dba Clay County Hospital, Paracelsus

Fentress County General Hospital, Inc. dba Fentress County

General Hospital, Paracelsus Macon County Medical Center,

Inc. dba Flint River Community Hospital and formerly dba

Macon County Medical Center, AMI Hospitals of Texas, LTD.,

dba AMI Brownsville Medical Center, AMI Heights Hospital,

AMI Mid-Jefferson Hospital, Nacogdoches Medical Center, AMI

Park Place Hospital, AMI Park Plaza Hospital, AMI Twelve

Oaks Hospital, New H Arroyo Grande, Inc. dba Arroyo Grande

Hospital, Amisub of Georgia, Inc. dba Barrow Medical Center,

Lifemark Hospitals of Texas, Inc., dba AMI Bellaire Hospital

Byrd and Southwestern General Hospital, Brookwood Medical

Center of Eufala, Inc., dba Brookwood Medical Center of

Eufala, Brookwood Health Services, Inc. dba AMI Brookwood

Medical Center, Lifemark Hospitals of Louisiana, Inc., dba

Byrd Memorial Hospital dba AMI St. Judes Medical Center,

Central Arkansas Hospital, Inc. dba Central Arkansas

Hospital, Amisub of North Carolina, Inc. dba Central

Carolina Hospital, New H Circle City, Inc. dba AMI Circle

City Hospital, Clairemont General Hospital, Inc., dba

Clairemont Community Hospital, Notami Hospitals of Oklahoma,

Inc. dba Claremore Community Hospital, Doctors Medical

Center and Southwestern Medical Center, Clearwater Community

Hospital, L.P. dba Clearwater Community Hospital, Coastal

Bend Hospital, Inc. dba Coastal Bend Hospital,

Lifemark Hospital of Missouri, dba AMI Columbia Regional

Hospital, Rocky Mount Sanitarium Development Corporation,

dba Community Hospital of Rocky Mount, Amisub (Culver Union

Hospital), Inc. dba AMI Culver Union Hospital, Denton

Regional Medical Center, Inc. dba Denton Regional Medical

Center, 13th Street Corp., dba Doctors Hospital of

Opelousas, Doctors' Memorial Hospital, Inc., dba Doctors'

Memorial Hospital, East Cooper Community Hospital, Inc. dba

AMI East Cooper Community Hospital, Eastway General

Hospital. Ltd., dba Eastway General, Amisub French Hospital,

dba AMI French Hospital, Frye Regional Medical Center,

Garden Park Community Hospital LP, dba Garden Park Community

Hospital, Medical Center of Garden Grove, New H Glendora,

Inc., dba AMI Glendora Community Hospital, Amisub (North

Plains Hospital), Inc. dba Golden Plains Hospital, Gordon

Crowell Memorial Hospital, Amisub (McIntosh Trail Regional

Medical Center), Inc. dba Spalding Regional Hospital, fka

Griffin Spalding Hospital, Harris Hospital and Clinic, dba

Harris Hospital, Notami Hospitals of California, Inc. dba

Healdsburg General Hospital, Mission Bay Memorial Hospital

and Valley Medical Center, Citizens General Hospital of

Houston, Inc. dba Institute for Immunological Disorders (fka

Citizens General Hospital), Natomi Hospitals of Louisiana,

Inc. dba Highland Park Medical Center and Westpark Community

Hospital, Brookwood Medical Center of Houston, Inc. dba

Houston Community Hospital, Katy Medical Center, Inc., dba

Katy Medical Center, Amisub (American Hospital), Inc. dba

AMI Kendall Regional Medical Center (fka American/Miami),

Notami Hospitals of Florida, Inc. dba Lake City Medical

Center, Lucy Lee Hospital, Inc., dba Lucy Lee Hospital,

Medical Arts Hospital of Dallas, Inc., dba Medical Arts

Hospital-Dallas, Medical Arts Hospital of Texarkana, Inc.,

dba Medical Arts Hospital-Texarkana, Valley Doctor's

Hospital, dba North Hollywood Medical Center, Medical Plaza

Hospital, Inc. dba Medical Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hospital

of Tampa, Ltd., dba Memorial Hospital of Tampa, National

Park Medical Center, Inc. dba National Park Medical Center

(fka Ouachiata Memorial Hospital), North Fulton Medical

Center, Inc. dba AMI North Fulton Regional Hospital, Amisub

(North Ridge Hospital), Inc. dba North Ridge Medical Center,

Mckinney Joint Venture dba North Texas Medical Center;

Lister Hill Hospital, Inc. dba Northwest Alabama Medical

Center, Odessa Hospital, Ltd. dba Odessa Regional Hospital

(fka Odessa Women's and Children's Hospital), Palm Beach

Gardens Community Hospital, Inc. dba AMI Palm Beach Gardens

Medical Center, Lifemark Hospitals of Florida, Inc. dba AMI

Palmetto General Hospital, Hospital Constructors, Ltd. dba

AMI Town & Country Hospital, Parkway Hospital, Inc. dba

Parkway Hospital, Parkway Regional Medical Center, Inc. dba

Parkway Regional Medical Center, Amisub of South Carolina,

Inc. dba AMI Piedmont Medical Center, Brookwood Medical

Center of Orlando, Inc. dba AMI Medical Center of Orlando

(fka Brookwood Community Hospital), Amisub of California,

Inc. (fka Rancho Encino Hospital), HCMH, Inc. dba Medical

Park Hospital, Southwest Medical Center, Inc. dba Riverside

Community Hospital, Round Rock Hospital, Inc, dba Round Rock

Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Inc. dba AMI San

Dimas Community Hospital, Amisub (Sierra Vista), Inc. dba

AMI Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, New H South Bay,

Inc., dba South Bay Hospital, Amisub of Florida, Inc., dba

AMI Southeastern Medical Center, Creighton Saint Joseph

Regional Healthcare System, L.L.C. dba Saint Joseph

Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Inc., dba AMI St. Mary's

Regional Medical Center, AMI/HTI Tarzana Encino Joint

Venture, dba Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Terrell

Community Hospital, Inc. dba Terrell Community Hospital,

HealthOne, dba Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (fka

St. Luke's Medical Center and Presbyterian-Denver Hospital),

West Alabama General Hospital, Inc. dba AMI West Alabama

Hospital, Westbury Hospital, Inc. dba Westbury Hospital,

West Los Angeles Physician's Hospital, LP dba Westside

Hospital, Unihealth America, Inc. dba California Medical

Center, Santa Monica Medical Center, Martin Luther Medical

Center, and Valley Hospital Medical, County of Los Angeles,

a political subdivision of the State of California, owner &

operator of Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center,

Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew

Medical Center, Olive View Medical Center & High Desert

Hospital, Plaintiffs-Appellants,


Donna E. SHALALA, Secretary, United States Department of

Health & Human Services, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 96-55967.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

September 11, 1998

Argued and Submitted Oct. 6, 1997.

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Lloyd A. Bookman, John R. Hellow, Byron J. Gross, and Jonathan P. Neustadter, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc., Los Angeles, California, for plaintiffs-appellants.

Peter R. Maier, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for defendant-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; Robert M. Takasugi, District Judge, Presiding.

Before: REINHARDT and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges, and SHADUR, District Judge. [*]

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:

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