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Sequoia Healthcare District's HeartSafe Program revisited

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Aug 22, 2014

In my role as a "watchdog" on the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, I receive monthly copies of the Cash Disbursement Journal. The following caught my attention:

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Posted by Cardio Queen
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Aug 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

UCSF in the City, or offered in a branch down here in the district?


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

They are located in the City, but I believe their services are available, or can be made available, to schools in the district. I'm checking.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

What we have here is a Board President who looks the other way when a director, who is a nurse working for her husbands "Children’s Cardiology of the Bay area" business, attends a cardiac screening training session in San Diego on the districts dime. What's even worse, he assigned this director to the Heartsafe Task Force where she skillfully resuscitated a program which District CEO Lee Michelson had scheduled for a phase-out. Also on that task force was Heartsafe Program Director Glenn Nielsen who was facing unemployment as of Sept. 1, 2013. Sounds like we have a few winners here.

On the bright side of things, we may see CPR training classes in our schools. I'm 80 years old, but I seem to remember CPR training in my school.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm

pogo is a registered user.

There is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax... or ANY government program.

What a shame. This district has outlived the hospital it was intended to support.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Actually, the hospital "it was intended to support" is doing quite well on it's historic site at Whipple and The Alameda. It is fully owned and operated by Dignity Health.

The Sequoia Hospital district, alias Sequoia Healthcare district, no longer owns a hospital. It can not continue to exist as an independent agency. It will either be dissolved, or absorbed into a countywide healthcare district.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

In the original article, I neglected to mention that "Item 5.d. Consider HeartSafe Program Options" was approved by a 4/1 vote, mine being the lone dissenting vote.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

Clarification:

When I informed Board President, Jerry Shefren of the situation, he suggested that I request an item be placed on the agenda at the next Board meeting. "...if you feel this is appropriate for Board discussion."

He apparently didn't think it was appropriate.

That was my rationale for stating:

What we have here is a Board President who looks the other way when a director, who is a nurse working for her husbands "Children's Cardiology of the Bay area" business, attends a cardiac screening training session in San Diego on the districts dime.


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