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Hospital Board deadline extended

Submitted by on 1, November 6, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

img_1187-300x202The Board of Directors for the Alameda Health Care District has tacked two weeks onto the deadline to apply for a vacant spot on the board. The board oversees operations of the 161-bed Alameda Hospital and its $73 million budget.

Interested applicants now have until November 20 to submit an application for the seat vacated by Steve Wasson, who left the board on October 12 to spend more time with his family. His term was to run through November 2010.

As of Monday, the board had received several inquiries and expressions of interest in the seat, but no official applications. The original deadline was today.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an Applicant Conference at 6 p.m. Friday, December 3 to familiarize themselves with the health care district and the hospital. The board will interview applicants at its December 7 meeting, and members plan to make an appointment to the board that evening.

At a minimum, applicants for a seat on the at-large, five-member board must be Alameda residents and registered voters, must not have been suspended or expelled from the Medicare program and must not have been convicted of a felony.

Application packages must include a signed letter of interest, a resume, the names and contact information of at least two references, information on potential conflicts of interest with the board, authorization for a background investigation and a statement listing describing your interest in being on the board, views on the board’s role, vision for the hospital and value you’d bring to the board.

Application packages are to be mailed to City of Alameda Health Care District, Attention: Administration, 2070 Clinton Avenue, Alameda, Calif. 94501.

More information on how to apply is available by calling the district clerk, at 814-4001, or on the hospital’s website.

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