Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Great Gray Hope

Alameda Hospital cannot pay its bills.  The budget presented to the Board in June was essentially a fantasy with only small chance of succeeding.  The majority of the Board and management refuse to plan for the future. Although Krugman’s quote … Continue reading

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People who say it better than I can

From the inestimable Paul Krugman: “I was originally going to end this post by saying something about stupidity, but that’s not right: the people at the BIS  [Alameda Hospital] aren’t stupid. What’s going on here is something different and worse: … Continue reading

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Because it won’t be on the front page of the paper

But it is still important.  The headlines from the most recent finance packet. This one is simple. 1.  Alameda Hospital has lost 2.9 million dollars on an operational basis through the end of May and is projected to lose more … Continue reading

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Why Alameda Hospital is Inferior

Here’s the problem.  Alameda Hospital is not a lousy hospital, but people think I am saying that.  What I am saying is that Alameda Hospital is incapable of delivering consistently superior outcomes (or even adequate outcomes) in the acute care … Continue reading

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I Want Some of What They Are Smoking

I cannot recount the last Board meeting on June 6.  It was too long, surreal, and sad, but here are my top 5 “Alice through the looking glass” moments. 1.  Jordan Battani declaring that the filter she applied was the … Continue reading

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June 6, 2011 Board Meeting

An academic perspective: Neurobiological Correlates of Social Conformity and Independence During Mental Rotation A  literary perspective:2+2=5 Some questions that should have been answered last year about the current year’s budget that would have saved me from last night.  (It was … Continue reading

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June 6 Board Meeting – Tiring

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