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Alameda Hospital seeks to stem tide of red ink
San Francisco Chronicle

Managers at Alameda Hospital have been scrambling to put new programs in place in an effort to replace $10 million in annual revenue they lost when Kaiser Permanente stopped performing surgeries there in 2010. The hospital is taking over a 120-bed nursing home, building a new wound care center, bringing in a pair of orthopedic surgeons and hiring on a company to manage and grow its rehabilitation services in the hope that the new services will add a few million dollars a year to the hospital’s bottom line.