El Camino Hospital opens 'cyberknife' cancer center
Original post made on May 4, 2010
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on May 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if the ECH administration reported quarterly on projects such as these - and disclosed the revenues along with the operating costs including amortization of multimillion equipment and facilities, as well as the salaries paid to doctors and staff and technology advisers. The ECH district taxpayers deserve to know if these multimillion investments really pay off. I think the hospital spent millions of dollars just building the facility to house the Cyberknife. Why does the hospital lump all of its operations together and not break out and track individual multimillion dollar investments and report on them to the public?
on May 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Because it's a private hospital. Or it's a public hospital. Or it's a private hospital but a public hospital district. Wait. I'm confused.
Oh, right. They're public in contexts where there's a benefit to being public (taxes) and they're private in contexts where there's a benefit to being private (sunshine laws).