El Camino Hospital board member stepping down
Original post made on Jan 25, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 9:45 PM
on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:41 am
Can someone please explain the difference between the two boards? The article says that he was elected to both boards but I think we only vote for one baord.
on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Nick V is a registered user.
Hey there, "Huh?" This is Nick Veronin. I wrote the article. I agree with you. It is confusing. Here's how it works: The district board is publicly elected. District board members appoint the hospital board members. As far as I can tell right now, I'm guessing they appoint themselves.
My editor and I found this interesting and chances are there will be a followup story on it. Stay tuned!
on Jan 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm
I have attended many board meetings in person as well as watched many video taped sessions online. Mr. Kladde, rarely, if ever speaks, providing little to no evidence of critical thinking nor constructive feedback in his comments or questions in open sessions. If he is asked to report on meetings he attended he rarely has a comment other than to say it was a good meeting or to say that he enjoyed it. There has got to be a better system to ensure adequate representation of community interests and insure appropriate qualifications of board members. The blurring of boundaries between these two boards needs to be addressed, as does the general transparency of their decision making. Can anyone reading their published meeting agendas decipher the cryptic language to understand what issues are being discussed? Lets hope the new members they bring on board create a much needed culture of competency, transparency and accountability.