By Esther Fierros-Nunez, George Ross and John Borsos
This was a tumultuous year at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Our hospital has been rocked by a change in top leadership, a high-profile conflict between frontline workers and management including a one-day strike and three-day lockout, a parade of headlines about financial improprieties by hospital executives, a financial audit by the state legislature, and a brewing controversy over the board of director’s plans to put SVMH up for sale.
As 2011 draws to a close, however, there is reason to hope that the new year will bring a change in direction for SVMH, and resolution to some of the major challenges facing the hospital.
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