Monthly Archives: September 2011

Give Me Money

1.  No updated financial reports so no way to tell if Management missed budget again in August.  These will be available for next week’s Financial Committee meeting.  I am sure that they will be carefully prepared because, even though the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

1.  There is a special meeting at 7:30 next Wednesday  morning to discuss “long-term care expansion”.  It would be unprecedented, but I encourage anyone who cares to show up and speak at 7:30am either for or against this expansion before … Continue reading

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Notes for Board Meeting 9/12

[Sorry, I’m not going to respond to Lauren Do; I assume she knows the definition of statistical significance, but chose to ignore it.   I want to get these meeting notes out there and I will leave Lauren to her … Continue reading

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Whatever you call it, is it really the whole truth?

Back in January, there was a discussion of stroke certification at Alameda Hospital.  CEO Stebbins was happy that the risk adjusted mortality rate for the Hospital for 2009 was not identified by the State as being statistically worse than the … Continue reading

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Dishonesty

So the comment in this post did not refer to Deborah Stebbins or the new service being considered. But let me give an example so any reader can independently evaluate why I do not believe the arguments for the new … Continue reading

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Fiduciary Responsibility

I always assumed that being on the Board of the District meant I had a fiduciary duty to the citizens of the District (whether they voted for me or not).  Maybe I am wrong and there is no such obligation.  … Continue reading

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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

From the 9/12 closed session agenda: Discussion of Report Involving Trade Secrets: 1. Discussion of Hospital Trade Secrets applicable to development of newhospital services, programs and facilities related to long-term careexpansion. No action will be taken. Estimated Date of Public … Continue reading

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