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El Camino defends bookkeeping

Original post made on Jun 17, 2011

El Camino Hospital officially responded today to a Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury report, which criticized the health care organization for not clearly separating the money it receives from tax payers and the money it generates as a non-profit corporation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 16, 2011, 5:32 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Linda, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm

"will give due consideration to the findings and recommendations in the report" is code for "will ignore the report"

Posted by joanne, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

'Tis no surpise that our little community hospital has adopted Wall Street tactics.

Posted by Member, a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I've worked at ECH for more than 35 years. The corporation was created as a device to shield strategic planning information from competing non-profit hospitals. Transperancy was to be avoided.

As I recall, years ago the California At General was considering an investigation into the mixing of tax payer funds when ECH merged with Camino Medical (now PAMF). The suit was dropped. Several million dollars were not acconted for.

Posted by Member, a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Oh my! All of this negative publicity with articles of Grand Jury investigation under the watch of Mr. Graham cannot be good for the hospital!

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