Wednesday
July
30
2014
10:04 am
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Letter: Nursing program
February 27, 2014, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

Sequoia Healthcare District CEO, Lee Michelson, in response to an article addressing the dysfunctions of “special districts” by John McDowell, speaks of “the responsibility to provide well-researched and accurate information.” Regarding the nursing program, the issue is not whether “500 outstanding nurses” (I’d settle for “competent”) are needed, but who should pay for their training? Thanks to the nursing union, salaries are attractive. Why don’t the unions play a major roll in funding nurses training? Then it wouldn’t matter where nurses were employed, the unions could always get a return on their investment in the dues-paying process. For accurate information see: “$10,000,000 Sequoia Healthcare District Nursing Education Program” (http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=7914).

The Sequoia Healthcare District is on a philanthropic spending spree to ward off predator government agencies eyeing their assets and tax revenue. San Mateo County has grabbed $1.35 million/year since 2003 for the Children’s Health Initiative. Millions are being spent each year on schools in the district. Subsidies to Sequoia Hospital which they no longer own, continue.

Why do we need a special district with a $192,800 year CEO to dole out our property taxes? Dissolution of the district would allow its tax revenue and assets to go directly to these other agencies.

McDowell puts his finger on a problem which needs solving. LAFCo, charged with facilitating the dissolution of redundant districts, is underfunded.

Jack Hickey

Emerald Hills

 

 

Tags: district, sequoia, their, healthcare, nursing,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think Social Security will be solvent when you retire?

Yes, I'm already retired
Yes, I'm not there yet but it will be
No, the baby boomers will exhaust it
Not without major changes
It better be
Too heady to think about

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring
WASHINGTON — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter..
Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school shelter..
Senate heads toward vote on border bill
WASHINGTON — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural v..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Redwood Shores newspaper