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New Murrieta hospital chief ran a Laguna Beach medical center while his firm collected debts there
The Press-Enterprise

The former president of a Laguna Beach hospital has been operating a debt-collection company that recovered medical payments from his own facility, raising conflict-of-interest questions among nonprofit governance experts as the CEO moves to Loma Linda University’s new hospital in southwest Riverside County.

Bruce Christian ran South Coast Medical Center from 2005 until it was sold in 2009. At the same time, Christian was owner of Metro Republic Commercial Services, a Corona-based consulting and medical debt-collection firm that provided at least $110,000 in services to South Coast while Christian was a top manager, records show.