Blogging Bayport Alameda

October 23, 2014

100. Dollar. Bill. Real.

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

Even though the role of the Hospital Board has largely been reduced given the new partnership with Alameda Health Systems, this did not stop the Hospital Board from voting a few weeks ago to give themselves a $100 per meeting stipend where there was no allocation before.

Apparently only one member, the newest one Kathryn Saenz-Duke, was the sole vote against the proposal.

It’s kind of a weird position to take when the Hospital Board is doing much less than they have ever done before since the majority of the management of the Hospital falls into the lap of the county system.

Anyway, Alameda Health Systems has been in the news lately because of their old CEO stepped down and took a new job in Michigan and a new CEO was appointed.   Also news was circulating about the Board of Supervisors being unhappy with the state of the finances of Alameda Health Systems.

So I guess this is probably a good reason to vote for Jim Meyers since he wasn’t on the Hospital Board to take such an asinine and tone deaf vote like that.



  1. Is Debra Stebbens still in charge of the Alameda Hospital?
    If So how much is she being paid to continue running her failed operation?

    Comment by Tom — October 23, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

  2. Debra Stebbins has moved on. Her replacement has been named, Bonnie Panlasigui. I have no salary info. Most likely the contract will be on the next meeting agenda of the Hospital Board.

    Comment by Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonAUSD) — October 23, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

  3. My admittedly minimal understanding is that if the hospital closed we would still pay the tax because ballot initiative was structured as a healthcare district, but some have speculated that an election could be held to dissolve the district and relieve us of the tax just. Now that the our operation has been absorbed by a county entity I am assuming we have forfeited the option to dissolve our city health district. What I’d like to know is if the above is anyway correct and if the County entity closes Alameda Hospital will we continue to pay the tax in perpetuity to finance some sort of debt associated with the county having absorbed our operation? If county is in charge how can the local board unilaterally authorize such a stipend without some kind of approval from the county authority?

    Comment by MI — October 23, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

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