September 7, 2009

Senator Corbett Speaks Against San Leandro Hospital Closure

California State Senator and former San Leandro Mayor spoke out against the closure of San Leandro Hospital at the annual Labor Day picnic held by the Alameda Labor Council on September 7, 2009.

Corbett was joined on stage by Eden Township Healthcare District Board member Carole Rogers, who joined two other Board members in voting against the sale of San Leandro Hospital to Sutter Health. Corbett sent a letter on August 26, 2009, asking Attorney General Jerry Brown to investigate Sutter Health's "alleged misrepresentation of hospital finances, economic and medical redlining, abuse of nonprofit status, anti-trust violations, questionable allocation of public assets, and execution of contracts that may be in conflict with existing law..."

Other local elected officials at the event included California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, San Leandro Councilmembers Jim Prola and Joyce Starosciak and San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos.

The event also featured Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty becoming a registered Democrat, to the delight of the crowd.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 7, 2009 10:22 PM | TrackBack
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