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Sequoia Healthcare District dissolution survey

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec 23, 2012

I have created a survey regarding dissolution of Sequoia Healthcare District. Web Link
Please feel free to e-mail this to your friends and associates who might have an interest.

Comments (16)

Posted by Jack Chris, a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Jack, are you going to open up the results page, in the interest of transparency? Or are you going to "report" the "results" of the interestingly phrased questions?


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

Chris, this is my first surveymonkey. I will certainly open it up when I find out how to do that!


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Jack - excellent survey. Thank you.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

There have been 10 responses to date. The results appear to be genuine.
1. 6/4 AGAINST Sequoia Hospital Subsidy
2. 5/4 AGAINST Subsidized Nursing Program
3. 6/4 AGAINST Subsidy to local school districts.
4. 6/4 FOR Subsidy of Children's Health Initiative
5. 6/4 FOR Subsidy of SMC Medical Center.
6. 6/4 FOR Subsidy of non-profits
7. 6/4 AGAINST dissolution of the Sequoia Healthcare District
The Survey Monkey limits responses to 100 unless I upgrade. ($$$)

For the time being, I have added two questions based upon more information.
If the results are meaningful, I will upgrade ($204/year) to unlimited responses and provide you with other relevant, unbiased surveys. The upgrade will allow survey takers to view the results directly. Until then, I will update the current survey results here from time to time.
There have been 185 visits to this topic. I hope that we can get the response up to the 100 limit of this "free" survey.
I have a lot of questions


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

There have been 165 hits on this topic since my last post. Only one visitor took the survey. That visitor was anti-dissolution, pro nurses, pro- CHI, pro non-profits, anti hospital subsidy, anti school district subsidy. I will leave the survey up for another week, and solicit responses from elected officials within the District by e-mail.


Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Jack,

Thanks for the survey. As I wrote on an earlier post prior to the election, I support the dissolving of the District. While there may be benefits, it has become a self-preserving bureaucratic entity using my and other people's tax dollars to support programs the Board deem worthy. That was not the original intent of the District.


Posted by Barney, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Where is the results page, or do we just trust the reporting of a single person so clearly on one side of the issue?

Seems that someone os on the transparency and accountability bandwagon, for everyone else.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

Barney, in my prior post, I said:

"The Survey Monkey limits responses to 100 unless I upgrade. ($$$)
For the time being, I have added two questions based upon more information. If the results are meaningful, I will upgrade ($204/year) to unlimited responses and provide you with other relevant, unbiased surveys. The upgrade will allow survey takers to view the results directly. Until then, I will update the current survey results here from time to time.

Here's an update with 23 respondents:
1. Hospital subsidy NO 17/5
2. Nursing subsidy NO 12/9
3. Nurse reimbursement NO 7/6
4. Schools subsidy NO 13/9
5. CHI YES 13/9
6. CHI after facts YES 7/5
7. SMCMC subsidy TIE 11/11
8. Charitable Org. YES 12/10
9. Dissolution NO 12/10



Posted by Leonard, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I took the survey early, can't see the new questions. As asked twice above, where do we click to see the results?

Geography may be interesting; Emerald Hills residents may have more interest in the issue due to proximity; RC and San Carlos also.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

As I mentioned before, that capability requires an upgrade from my "free" SurveyMonkey account. I will let this survey play out, and then provide a more functional version which will provide for visible results to surveytakers.
Your critical comments and suggestions are welcome.
One question I will add to the next survey will be:
Should the Sequoia Healthcare District cease collection of taxes on an annual basis until they obtain voter approval for their assumed philanthropic activities as recommended by the Grand Jury?


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

There have been well over 600 hits on this topic, and 29 survey takers. I will post an update this weekend. Hopefully responses will be close to the 100 limit of this trial survey. Currently there is overwhelming opposition to continued subsidy of Sequoia Hospital, and substantial opposition to subsidy of school districts.
Please, take the survey.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm

There have been 674 visits to this topic. Only 30 visitors have taken the survey. Here are the results:

1. Hospital subsidy NO 23/6
2. Nursing subsidy TIE 14/14
3. Nurse reimbursement NO 12/9
4. Schools subsidy NO 18/11
5. CHI YES 16/13
6. CHI after facts YES 11/8
7. SMCMC subsidy YES 15/14
8. Charitable Org. YES 16/13
9. Dissolution NO 16/13


Posted by pet topic, beating it to death, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jan 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

subsidy went from 4-6, to 23-6.

Well, according to one very biased person, about an internet survey.


Posted by pet topic, beating it to death, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jan 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

oh, yeah: 600 visits? I can get it to 800 visits in half an hour.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Survey over. 31 participants.
1. Hospital subsidy NO 24/6
2. Nursing subsidy TIE 15/14
3. Nurse reimbursement NO 13/9
4. Schools subsidy NO 18/12
5. CHI YES 17/13
6. CHI after facts YES 12/8
7. SMCMC subsidy YES 16/14
8. Charitable Org. YES 17/13
9. Dissolution NO 17/13



Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Original questions with links to continuing discussion:
1. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District continue to subsidize Sequoia Hospital which is now owned by Dignity Health? Web Link
2. The Sequoia Healthcare District nursing program has produced 273 graduates in the first 8 years. Only 73 of them are employed as nurses in the District. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District continue its $1,000,000/year Nursing program subsidy? (Web Link)
3. Should nurses or their employers be required to pay back the $25,000/year subsidy?
4. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District provide a multi-million dollar annual subsidy to local school districts?
5. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District continue to provide a $1,350,000 annual subsidy to the county-run Children's Health Initiative? Web Link
6. If you knew that the Children's Health Initiative subsidized insurance for families earning up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, and also supported elective abortions, would you still support the $1,350,000 grant?
7. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District continue to provide multi-million dollar subsidies to the San Mateo County Medical Center?
8. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District continue to provide Millions of dollars in annual grants to charitable organizations (such as Planned Parenthood, Catholic Charities, St Anthony de Padua Dining Room, Samaritan House, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, etc.) each year?
9. Should the Sequoia Healthcare District be dissolved with its assets and share of property taxes distributed directly to schools, the county, cities, fire districts, etc.?



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