Monthly Archives: August 2011

Need a Hospice Plan

Certain patients in the hospital have no chance of recovery.  The medical team struggles mightily, but their health continues to deteriorate.  First one organ and then another starts to fail until nobody remembers what the patient was in for in … Continue reading

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Current Affairs

So I promised to revisit the balance sheet when I had the chance.  I want to talk about the current ratio because it is one of the reasons I refer to the District as being a financial disaster and because … Continue reading

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Board Meeting 8/8/11

1.  The open part of the Board meeting began with the Annual Auxillary Report.  When I walked in and saw a full room, I thought that there was going to be a succession of people criticizing me and saying how … Continue reading

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Am I Clairvoyant?

Not really, but when you are dealing with a person who has an online personality that appears to be mean, spiteful,  and predictable, like “Blogging Bayport’s” proprietor,  it is easy to see what’s coming.  Back on June 7, I posted … Continue reading

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Fight, Fight, Fight (navel gazing)

Stepping back from the question of quality of Alameda Hospital, I want to list some of the more interesting questions that I have about medicine/public health.  Believe it or not these questions can get people riled up. 1.  PSA screening’s … Continue reading

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Bigger is NOT Better

When it comes to parcel taxes.  I am looking for confirmation, but it appears that Alameda’s parcel tax for the District is the largest per parcel in the state for any healthcare district.

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Do Bee a Do Bee,

Lauren Do has a post up this morning about hospital quality.  It would be worth fisking if I had the time.  On the other hand, Lauren has admitted she doesn’t have a dog in the fight so she might actually … Continue reading

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