El Camino enjoys record profits
Original post made on Aug 17, 2007
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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!
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.
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!