Alameda Hospital CEO Deborah Stebbins should resign and Alameda Healthcare District (AHD) board majority members should resign; failing that, we should recall four of the five board members. Why? Read this. Read this.
And consider this:
Any organization will naturally evolve towards the reduction of risk. The only time it does not is when there is either ignorance (lack of information or inability to think things through) or corruption. We know, evidence shows, that the directions the AHD board’s majority leadership are taking us are increasing our risk (medically, financially). We also know that the facts are available to make better decisions and those in charge have the mental capacity to comprehend those facts and understand the increased—unacceptable by regular business and healthcare conventions—risks their decisions are creating (and for which leaves us [Alameda residents] high & dry, left holding the debt they created.)
It follows then, does it not?, that: we can safely conclude that there is corruption in the AHD board and Alameda Hospital’s leadership and management.
Write the misbehaving Alameda Healthcare District board. Tell them to shape up or ship out:
Jordan Battani, President: JBattani@alamedahospital.org
Robert Deutsch, M.D., 1st Vice President: RDeutsch@alamedahospital.org
J. Michael McCormick, Treasurer: Mmccormick@alamedahospital.org
Steward Chen, D.C., 2nd Vice President: SChen@alamedahospital.org
And support Mr. Elliot Gorelick’s work on the AHD board. His evidence-based discussions—the first rational discussions ever at the AHD that I can tell—are significant towards helping us understand what’s really going on. And what’s been going on since the inception of the AHD in 2002 (and the hospital by itself before that), is not on the up and up. Not even close. Never has been apparently. (You’ll remember the gaming of the emergency medical systems [ambulance] protocols since the early 1980s through last year [2010!] to ensure revenue-bringing acute cases be brought to the hospital….despite the fact that other hospitals were medically the correct choice and contemporary medical standard for care all of those years!)
Elliott Gorelick, Secretary: EGorelick@alamedahospital.org
Bookmark and read regularly: Mr. Gorelick’s blog is Notes from the Hospital