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El Camino enjoys record profits

Original post made on Aug 17, 2007

El Camino Hospital saw its best fiscal performance in decades this year, chalking up a profit, or what it calls "net operating revenue," of $74 million — a 47 percent increase over last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 17, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Jan, a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2007 at 9:17 am

Once again, El Camino Hospital celebrates overcharging patients and under-delivering health care to District residents! They need a whole new culture at ECH to actually deliver what they are supposed to - healthcare at a NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY-OWNED HOSPITAL! This "enjoying" of record PROFITS has no place at El Camino Hospital. I assume El Camino still has in place bonuses for executives based on hospital "profits," rather than on delivering cost effective health care. El Camino Hospital is a leader in the health care crisis! There needs to be a change of leadership from the Board on down to correct and stop this celebration!

Posted by OJ, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 28, 2007 at 10:03 am

The headline should read: "El Camino Hospital Gouging Patients." In a recent article, El Camino Hospital was charging more than DOUBLE what Camino Medical Group charges for an MRI scan. No wonder the hospital is congratulating themselves on record profits. Rather than giving cost effective health care for the community, El Camino Hospital is charging the highest rates for the least amount of service.

Posted by Jill Lozano, a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 29, 2007 at 2:26 pm

From El Camino Hospital Board Meeting July 11, 2007:

"Dr. Fischbein from Stanford will be covering the Heart Surgery Program until a permanent replacement for Dr. Pelletier is identified."

Record profits and not even a permanent heart surgeon!

Posted by Alice, a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Mr. Domanico, please come back and reclaim your old job!

Posted by Donna K, a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2007 at 8:41 am

Domanico? You've got to be kidding, Alice! Domanico and friends on the Board don't even know who owns the Hospital. He seemed more interested in taking kickbacks (stock options or job for wife) from vendors to the hospital, and then advertising that El Camino was using their products - Sensitron and Vocera come to mind, and I am sure there are others. The Voice sued the Hospital Board for salary information, something that all other District Hospitals in the area freely provided. Domanico, stay away for the good of the community!

Posted by Dom, a resident of another community
on Sep 28, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Domanico is available, Alice! He resigned from Legacy Health Care in Portland after less than two years there, effective immediately (today). Maybe he can take his deceptive and unethical leadership(?) to someplace else for a year or two.

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