Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Petition Update

Thank you readers for signing up to sign the petition. We got a wonderful response. The current secret budget process and consulting spending spree is not yet spending Measure money. Measure “A” funds will start being collected in July and should hit the Medical Center sometime after October. Unfortunately with budget being developed now and the Authority Board signing over millions of dollars in the consultant contracts it will be spent long before it arrives. The public got a reprieve this week, two Authority Board members have resigned and the rest of the Board declined to pass the proposed budget. Rumor is a flurry of grand jury subpoenas have made the Authority Board much more “thoughtful” about their decisions. The proposed huge staffing cuts have created fear and concern about patient safety. Many of these cuts are in critical patient care areas, like the emergency department, the critical care units, and the cancer and AIDS clinics. We will be moving forward with the Attorney General, Bill Lockyer petition and will need you and your mother’s help. Thanks for your support and stay-tuned.

Correction: the two trustees did not resign they just resigned from their offices, but it is a step in the right direction, toward the door.
 


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

who were the two hospital authority board members that quit?

Anonymous said...

THE INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO GO BACK TO TENNESSE ON CAMBIO, AND TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY RELATIONSHIP TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OR POLITICIANS WHO BROUGHT THESE CATS HERE. THE CONSULTANT HOLD THE KEY TO MEDICAL CENTER WHETHER SINK OR STAY AFLOAT. REMEMBER THE BOARD CAN ALWAYS JUMP SHIP. THE CONSULTANTS CAN UNEXPECTLY DISSAPEAR, BECAUSE THERE FROM A ANOTHER STATE. THE QUESTION IS WHO IS CAMBIO, AND TO WATCH EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE.

Belinda Gwen said...

Ann Nomura, I got to say your post on A best describes factoring medical receivables!!