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Marin General Hospital to remain a nonprofit
Marin Healthcare District
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 51702 / 79.26% Yes votes ...... 13527 / 20.74% No votes
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Results as of Nov 26 9:29am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (142/142)|
60.8% Voter Turnout (70169/
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
To allow Marin General Hospital to remain a nonprofit, locally governed hospital and to require that revenues from the hospital be reinvested into improving patient care, equipment, advanced programs for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and seismic upgrades, shall Marin Healthcare District continue to lease Marin General Hospital to the non-profit Marin General Hospital Corporation for an annual rent of $500,000 in accordance with the Hospital Lease Agreement dated August 6, 2014,
|Arguments For Measure R||Arguments Against Measure R|
|Of all the measures Marin voters will vote on this Novem -
ber, Measure R may have the broadest support. Measure R
does not raise your taxes nor does it have any impact on
your tax bill.
Measure R requires:
California law requires that voters periodically approve the lease (operating) agreement. This agreement requires that revenues from the hospital be reinvested in our hospital to improve healthcare services including patient care, new medical equipment and advanced programs for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and improved medical facilities.
The lease agreement also requires that the Hospital pay
Marin Healthcare District rent sufficient to cover annual
District expenses to eliminate any burden on taxpayers.
Approval of Measure R guarantees that the hospital will
operate on a non-profit basis and that Marin General Hos -
pital will remain a locally governed, community-owned
hospital to serve all residents of Marin County.
Marin County Supervisor
When lease proponents say "community-owned", they mean "unelected Board picked by CEO controlling MGH." To them, "locally-governed" means "people who can have financial conflicts (contracts), meet in secret, spend public funds, and set the CEO's salary (already $1.3M)." Not good management.
Marin residents own MGH. We expect elected Directors to oversee it, as do other Districts. All public agencies hire competent executives and delegate day-to-day responsibility. The District owns MGH Corporation. The elected Board should become the private board, as El Camino District did at its hospital.
Public governance is our best hope for re-investing hospital returns to promote public wellbeing. When both elected and private Boards tolerate patient satisfaction in the 50th percentile nationally, voters recognize that privatization failed. Again.
INSIST THAT HOSPITAL OVERSIGHT RETURNS
TO ELECTED DIRECTORS. Do not give away voter
control again. We do not need this lease.
We were right to oppose the 1985 lease and we are again.
Visit http://www.911mgh.com. Vote NO against Measure R.
Vote against leasing our publicly-owned Marin General Hospital again. This measure permits:
Our 1985 MGH lease was so bad that the Legislature outlawed leasing District hospitals without a public vote. Few leases have passed since then and only after $1 million campaigns by self-interested vendors and administrators. After Eden District leased their hospital, services and facilities began closing, and Eden lost a valiant fight to get it back. Don't risk losing MGH again.
Voters recently approved a bond to rebuild MGH with no
increase in behavioral health beds. The 1985 lease conservatively
cost taxpayers $500 million. That could have
rebuilt MGH without the bond that our children's children
will be paying. The proposed tenant-friendly rent represents
No private entity would sign this document. It is bad business and bad medicine. We do not need this lease. It will bind us for 30 long years. The District Board should manage MGH, like most District Boards. Do not give away control again.
We were right to oppose the 1985 lease. We are right again. Learn more at http://www.911mgh.com. Vote "No."
s/DIANA D. PARNELL, MD
Former Elected Director, Marin Healthcare District
Here are the facts:
Marin County Supervisor
|Full Text of Measure R|
|BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
MARIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
CALL FOR NOVEMBER 4 BALLOT MEASURE
ELECTION AND CONSOLIDATION
The Board of Directors of the Marin Healthcare District does hereby resolve as follows: RESOLVED, that pursuant to the authority contained in Section 32121(p) of the Health & Safety Code of the State of California, the Board of Directors of the Marin Healthcare District does hereby call for an election of the voters of the District to be held November 4, 2014, to approve a measure, by a majority of the voters voting on the measure, proposing the transfer of all the real and personal property associated with Marin General Hospital and its campus and operations by long term lease pursuant to the Hospital Lease Agreement dated as of August 6, 2014, and does hereby determine and fix the date of the election as of the 4th day of November, 2014, which date being the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2014. "Full text" is not required to appear in the Sample Ballot Pamphlet.
The ballot measure shall read and appear on the ballot as follows:
Measure R "To allow Marin General Hospital to remain a nonprofit, locally governed hospital and to require that revenues from the hospital be reinvested into improving patient care, equipment, advanced programs for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and seismic upgrades, shall Marin Healthcare District continue to lease Marin General Hospital to the non-profit Marin General Hospital Corporation for an annual rent of $500,000 in accordance with the Hospital Lease Agreement dated August 6, 2014, and Resolution 2014-04 adopted August 5, 2014 ?"
Yes No BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to Section 32121(p)(2) of the Health & Safety Code the appraised fair market value range of the Hospital assets being leased is $21,050,000 to $23,680,000, based on the report by Value & Information Group, an independent expert on valuation of such facilities, and the consideration received by the District from the tenant, Marin General Hospital Corporation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, ("MGH") in exchange for the 30 year Hospital Lease consists of those considerations set forth in the Board's Resolution 2014-04, incorporated herein, and in particular:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Elections Code section 10002 and 10400, the Board of Directors of the Marin Healthcare District hereby requests the Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin to authorize the Marin County Elections Official to render all services otherwise required to be performed by the Secretary of the District for the election to be held on November 4, 2014. Said services include, but are not limited to:
- Publication of Notices calling the election
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized and directed to canvass the returns of the election and to certify the results of the election to the District as required by law. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Marin Healthcare District shall reimburse the County of Marin for all costs and expenses incurred by the County in conducting said election upon presentation of a bill to the District.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the District Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to file a copy of this Resolution with the Board of Supervisors and the County Clerk upon its adoption by the Board of Directors of the Marin Healthcare District, and contingent upon the approval and execution of the Hospital Lease by the Marin General Hospital corporation on or before August 6, 2014.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 5th day of August, 2014, by the following votes: AYES: 4 NOES: 0 ABSENT: 1
s/HARRIS SIMMONDS, M.D., Secretary
Board of Directors of the Marin Healthcare District
DATED this fifth day of August, 2014.