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Not Yet Clear What Management Changes Affiliation with Alameda Health System Will Bring to Alameda Hospital

It’s clear from the financials why Alameda Hospital wants to hitch itself to Alameda Health System.

Some things became clearer, but some remained fuzzy, about a possible hook-up between Alameda Hospital and Alameda Health System after an Alameda Hospital Community Relations Board meeting earlier this week.

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Alameda Hospital Defends Wellness Newsletter

Alameda Hospital officials say they mail the community wellness newsletter every fall.

Alameda Hospital officials are defending as routine the mailing of a glossy ‘community wellness’ newsletter depicting all five hospital board members at the height of election season. Action Alameda News readers had questioned if the piece sent out by the publicly funded hospital [...]

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Wilma Chan Pays Husband’s Campaign Printing Bill

Wilma Chan

Campaign filings show that Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan paid a $135.86 printing bill for her husband Michael McCormick, an incumbent running for re-election on the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors.

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Alameda Hospital Continues to Lose Money

At tonight’s meeting of the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors, the Board will hear a financial report showing that the hospital lost $309,000 in July, compared to an expected loss of only $172,000. The management report also reveals an error in the fiscal year 2013 operating budget. The “temporary agency expense” category of [...]

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Alameda Hospital Releases Employee Salary Data

Responding to public records requests, Alameda Hospital has released employee salary data. The hospital is governed by the Alameda Health Care District which collects roughly $6 million per year from Alameda taxpayers via a $298 per parcel tax.

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FPPC Says Hospital Board Doctor Has No Conflict of Interest

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has ruled that Dr. Robert Deutsch, M.D., who operates a pulmonary practice out of Alameda Hospital and sits on the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors, does not have a conflict of interest when voting to impose the Hospital’s annual parcel tax.

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Alameda Hospital Director Speaks Out on Financial Condition

Through a parcel tax, Alameda taxpayers subsidize Alameda Hospital to the tune of roughly $6 million per year. Recently, in an exchange of op-ed articles in the local press, former Alameda City Councilmember Frank Matarrese suggested that we can no longer afford to support a full service hospital in Alameda, and Alameda Hospital CEO Deborah [...]

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Alameda Hospital Sued for Medical Malpractice

Last week, a medical malpractice lawsuit against Alameda Hospital was filed in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming damages of less than $10,000.

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Action Alameda News Adds “Notes from Alameda Hospital” Feed

Action Alameda News has added a news feed, “Notes from Alameda Hospital,” to our site, visible on the right inner sidebar of this page, roughly mid-way down. This feed originates from the “Notes from Hospital” blog written by Alameda Health Care District Board Member Elliott Gorelick.

Alameda Hospital Suffers Penalities from California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced yesterday that twelve California hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties for failure to comply with licensing requirements, the result of which caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients. Alameda Hospital was one of the twelve penalized.

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