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No more public oversight for Sequoia Hospital

Original post made on Dec 6, 2007

The public will no longer play a role in the governance of Sequoia Hospital, built with taxpayer funds in Redwood City some 57 years ago to serve much of the Midpeninsula as a community hospital.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Martha, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 6, 2007 at 11:38 am

"What are taxpayers getting out of this deal?" is exactly the question we should all be asking.

Posted by curious, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 6, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Is there any reason to expect "profits" from the hospital? Is this consistent with past history? What happens if there is a deficit? Is the district on the hook somehow?

How much of the annual district money will go to the hospital? Is there any provision for providing hospital-based public health care in perpetuity?

There are too many unanswered questions. The district board should be ashamed of itself for not involving the public more before making its decision. Why not a vote?

Posted by Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:47 am

I have wondered for some time what the religious upbringing and current religious practices are of the publicly-elected board.

Does this constitute a conflict of interest, particularly the total?

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