Monthly Archives: January 2012

Well?

It is clear that the Hospital (as opposed to the District) is going to fail at some point.  The reasons for that failure are manifest most prominently the lack of financial viability.  Relying on the kindness of strangers (or friends) … Continue reading

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Defcon 5 and ZBA Won’t Save the District (quick takes)

1.  So the District lost 316k in December.  Stebbins described that as over a 50% improvement at the finance meeting which is true but only in the same sense that being unable to pay 1/2 your mortgage would be a … Continue reading

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Hospital Cannot Survive if this Continues (even with Waters Edge)

Read the Financials yourself.  In December, the District lost another 316,000 dollars.  The total for the year is 1,312,000 dollars.  This is an annualized rate of over 2.5 million dollars and is greater than the contribution projected by Water’s Edge.  … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy

This morning, I will not be attending the Board Quality meeting.  I don’t think it will surprise anyone for me to confess that I did not find the structure and discussion of these meetings to be particularly engaging in terms … Continue reading

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1/9/2012 Board Meeting

1.  Nothing to really report regarding the enormous loss in November.  It may or may not be an accounting glitch.  At the next Finance meeting a presentation on revenue recognition and the calculation of reimbursement rates will be made.  What … Continue reading

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Board Meeting Preview, 1/9/2012 (UPDATED)

The most important thing is the loss of 681,000 in November and what, if anything, is being done to address this issue.  The only item on the agenda directly related to this is the Acceptance of the November, 2011 unaudited … Continue reading

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It’s All Connected (naval gazing)

Of more interest than the Hospital to most Alamedans is the prospect of another tattoo parlor on Webster.  You can read about it over at alameda.patch.com.  It may be that the proprietor of Inkies could have an irrefutable legal argument … Continue reading

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