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El Camino Hospital opens 'cyberknife' cancer center

Original post made on May 4, 2010

A new tumor-treatment facility at El Camino Hospital could help address the hospital's recent budget woes by attracting more patients, hospital officials said.

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Posted by ECH taxpayer
a resident of Cuesta Park
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?

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Posted by @ECH taxpayer
a resident of Rex Manor
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).