Caregivers have given up on trying to reason with Cambio Health Solutions. They have taken it to the politicians, hundreds of the medical center’s employees and patients have called, visited, or written the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Keith Carson and Alice Lai-Bitker hide in their offices and send out hapless staff members. The coalition of community groups, labor groups, patients and staff who passed Measure “A” are being ignored by the Cambio Health Solutions and the Board of Supervisors.
But don’t despair, the Dirt is listening, it feels your pain and frustration. More importantly it hears the leadership plan emerging from the many voices who fought for Measure “A” and want to see the medical center thrive. So Keith, Buddy, these are four simple steps that will stop walkouts, lockouts, bad press, bad medicine, and those pesky visits from hundreds of union employees.
Get a real CEO for the medical center someone with experience managing a public hospital by December 2004.
Review Cambio Health Solutions performance and make the gruesome details available to the public who voted for Measure “A”.
Delay the layoffs until a real CEO takes over and has time to develop a strategic plan.
Continue to support the medical center financially. You asked the public to support this institution with a sales tax, so lead by example and make good on Measure “A” campaign promises.
I could say more but I don’t want to overwhelm our local leaders.