By Joe Nelson
Posted: 05/12/2010 06:17:18 PM PDT

A challenger of San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane has called for a Grand Jury investigation at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Art Bustamonte filed a written complaint with the Grand Jury on Tuesday, after hearing testimony at the Board of Supervisors meeting from Dr. John Steinnman, an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital, who said Dr. Dev GnanaDev, the hospital’s medical director, has a number of financial conflicts of interest and wields too much power over contracts, often threatening to cancel them.

“Dr. Steinmann raised some very serious issues that need immediate attention by the Grand Jury in order to assure adequate patient care and to protect the taxpayer’s money,” Bustamonte said.