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Hospital's successes mask underlying problems

Original post made on Aug 10, 2007

On the surface, everything looks great at El Camino Hospital. In the past year it was recognized as being the third-best community hospital in the country and was awarded the prestigious Magnet hospital award for nursing excellence — making it one of only 85 hospitals in the country that have received this award.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Mark, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 10, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Bill, Your opinion piece is so thoughtful that residents would benefit by reading it again. Too bad the El Camino Hospital Board didn't agree with many of your suggestions - increasing the size of the Board, making some agreement with Camino Medical Group, which continues to grow and siphon business away from the hospital, and taking a strong stand over conflicts of interest. Their inaction over the last year will have lasting consequences for all District residents.


Posted by Jan, a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Amazing to read this today with El Camino announcing record "profits." It just keeps getting worse and worse.


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