Monthly Archives: January 2011

This is Uncivil?

I had some questions about the financial packets.  I just fired them off to the person I thought could best answer them.  The message below was viewed far and wide by Hospital staff as being rude and belittling.  If that … Continue reading

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My Views on the Board Majority (and Hospital Management)

It may seem unusual that I, the newest member of the Hospital Board, do not trust the judgment of those who have served longer.  Another thing that should cause me pause in the great deal of confidence I have in … Continue reading

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My View of the Healthcare District

I have been following the Hospital since I first applied to be appointed to the original Board in 2002.  At that time, the Hospital was losing significant amounts, but had a strong balance sheet and almost no debt.  I was … Continue reading

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Community Relations and Finance Committee Next Week

Agendas posted on website.  The packet for the Community Relations meeting is available and Finance should be on Monday.   I will be interested in the financials of course.  Stebbins already reported that November had positive income (after parcel tax subsidy) … Continue reading

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What’s Important

It would be easy to get into a back and forth with people acting loathsomely, but fruitless. The top things about the Hospital to keep in mind: 1.  The Hospital is on tenuous legal ground.  There was a January 1, … Continue reading

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Navel Gazing

Begin So because I am requesting an apology from Lauren Do because she has acted loathesomely, because I find that Lena Tam should have been ashamed (and the people of Alameda should have been ashamed of her) in using bcc … Continue reading

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Just an Observation

I’m proud to say that I was the only person who defeated a City of Alameda Democratic Club endorsed candidate in the November, 2010 election. The endorsement list: Mayor – Gilmore (check)City Council – Bonta, Tam (check, check)BART – Raeburn … Continue reading

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More Complete Notes

Agenda and materials 1.  Quality issues are only covered in Closed Session.  This is allowed by the Brown Act but certainly not required.  I have requested an agenda item for a public summary of Quality metrics that the Hospital reports … Continue reading

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Placeholder on 1/10 Meeting Notes

I will have more to say when I have more time but the two big things to come out of last night’s meeting are: 1.  The Hospital and Board are fully committed to treating stroke patients at the Hospital.  The … Continue reading

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Official Agenda and Attachments Posted

Near as I can tell, the Hospital should have ceased operation on January 1, 2002.  I must be missing something; some change in the law or waiver granted that makes this part of Title 24 chapter 6  inapplicable: 1.5.1 Compliance … Continue reading

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