Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Jury Duty

Well the Grand Jury put out its final report on the Medical Center and its current management team Cambio Consulting, the Tribune called it “scathing.” The Dirt found it well reasoned and insightful in fact they made some very helpful suggestions:

Recommendation 04-02:
The Board of Trustees must carefully scrutinize Cambio Health Solutions recommendations, implementing those, which improve financial efficiency without sacrificing medical care. For those of us who don’t speak bureaucrat this says, “we know you really want to save money, but try not to kill anyone!”

Recommendation 04-03:
The Board of Trustees must carefully review any proposed increase in fees and payments to Cambio health Solutions. Translation, holly moley! Who negotiated these contracts? And what were they smoking? This is the biggest rip off since the Raiders. Don’t let this Board sign over another penny to these guys.

But hey, that’s just the highlights you can read the whole report online at:

http://www.acgov.org/grandjury/final2003-2004.pdf


The Dirt put a few questions to our legal advisor, Elvis the cat. What, for example do you need to do to get indicted by the grand jury? Does the Board of Trustees have to read this report or follow the recommendations? Will we get to see a politician or bureaucrat do the perp walk? Elvis, the cat refused to get out from under the bed.

The Dirt isn’t a low budget blog; it’s a no budget blog, so if you have free legal advice or opinions please post.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HERES' SOME FREE LEGAL ADVICE. A CONSULTANT & MANAGEMENT STANDS ON A MILLION
DOLLARS, BUT NO ONES SEE THE MONEY BECAUSE IT IS TUCK IN THEIR SHOES AND SOCKS
AND THEY ARE HOLDING A CAN OF PENNIES A PIECE. THEY START TO THROW IT AT THE
MEDICAL CENTER YELLING "COME GET YOUR 8.75% TX" THE MEDICAL CENTER IS RUNNING
OUT WITH THEIR HANDS TRYING TO CATCH THE PENNIES, AS IF THEIR LIVES DEPENDENT ON IT. SO MUCH WITH FOR MEASURE A

Eileen berkun said...

Hmm. Are you sure Elvis the cat isn't working for Cambio? Hiding and not giving information seem to be their specialties.