Grossmont Healthcare District

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The Grossmont Healthcare District, formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, serves as landlord of the hospital on behalf of local taxpayers, including ownership of the property and buildings. GHD board meetings are normally held on the third Friday of each month at the District Conference Center at 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa. The District's five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, represent nearly 500,000 East County residents who live within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County.

Board meetings are held at the GHD Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, at 7:30am on the 3rd Friday of each month.

GHD is a member of two organizations that may be able to provide salary surveys:

  1. California Special Districtís Association (http://www.csda.net); and,
  2. Association of Community Healthcare Districts (http://www.achd.org.)

Sub-projects

Topic Description Status Parents
Stieringer Employment Scam Grossmont Healthcare Board member James Stieringer resigned to slip into a $60K/year position he helped create. Closed Grossmont Healthcare Board
Unexpected Deaths At GH After being cited by the California Medical review board, the community became aware that the District Board was unaware of these events, despite a clear expectation by the community that they stay perform hospital oversight. Closed Grossmont Healthcare Board

Latest News

  • Board Member Stieringer employment scam -- James Stieringer resigns to allow him to apply for position established while he was on the board but never filled; COPS calls him on it and the board dissolves the position, then he tries to rescind his resignation. See more articles on this below.

Background

The violations at Sharp Grossmont “indicate a serious breakdown of the hospital's systems that are designed to ensure appropriate patient care,” said Kathleen Billingsley of the state Department of Public Health, which inspected Grossmont's quality of care.

Concerns

Citizens' Oversight found the following concerns of a general nature:
  • GHD Website does not provide meeting announcements of special meetings.
  • GHD Website does not provide current or archived agendas (short or long form) nor meeting reports.
  • GHD CEO Barry Jantz says that an announcement email list is maintained, but no mention of that exists on the website, and it is not clear how one should subscribe.
  • GHD Website does not provide current "News and Upcoming Events". Last update was September, 2007, nearly a year ago, and shows events from 2006 as if they are current.
  • GHD Website shows Barry Jantz as if he is a member of the board instead of listing him as staff (on a separate web page or under a separate heading).
  • Members of the GHD board are apparently invited to sit on the Sharp-Grossmont Hospital board but frequently do not attend or send an alternate.
  • Barry Jantz, CEO of the GHD is invited to sit on the board as well, and he sometimes does not attend.
  • The exact frequency of attendance is not clear at this time. See COPs requests meeting attendance logs of Board members.
  • According to the Prop. G Independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee website, two seats are vacant.
  • ICBOC agendas provide headings only (short form).
  • Agreement relating to Quality Assurance and Patient Care Reports - Specifies that immediate reports will be made, given specific criteria, to the GHD CEO (Barry Jantz), and "...if requested, GHC's shall provide a report concerning the event to the GHD Board." By the position of these sentences, it is implied that the GHD CEO would make the sole determination as to the appropriateness of informing the GHD Board. There is no mention about any changes requiring the CEO to inform the GHD Board.
  • The level of confidentiality seems excessive.
    • It should also be stated that GHD Board members may provide reports to the State Department of Public Health or other appropriate authorities if that board member, in his or her best judgment, believes that such a report must be made, regardless of any nondisclosure agreement with GHC.
    • Minutes of the closed-session meetings should reflect the fact that some QA reports were received without detailing the specifics of any particular case that may be confidential to the patient.

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Project Name Grossmont Healthcare District
Project Description Board Oversight
Project Founder Raymond Lutz
Project Curator Raymond Lutz
Project Type Govt Oversight
Project Parents
Project Status Active
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Project Form edit

Project Name Grossmont Healthcare District
Project Description Board Oversight
Project Founder Raymond Lutz
Project Curator Raymond Lutz
Project Type Govt Oversight
Project Parents
Project Status Active
Thumbnail Link hospital131x100.jpg
Forum Link
List Serve Topic
Topic revision: r19 - 2016-05-16, UnknownUser
 

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