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Code Blue Strikes Alameda Hospital
Alameda Sun

On April 9, 2002, Alameda voters approved the Alameda Health Care District to levy a $298 annual parcel tax to save Alameda Hospital from closure. Recent developments unfortunately indicate the district is scrambling to pay for the hospital’s daily operations.

Alameda Hospital has been operating at a $328,000 per month shortfall ever since it lost Kaiser’s business in April 2010. In addition to the shortfall, inpatient volumes and other revenues have declined enormously; as of July 2011, no additional sources of cash reserves are left.

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