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Going boldly...

Rob Valentine
Sunday October 07, 2001


Regarding: “Hospital chief: Alta Bates not a public service” Oct. 1. 

Overall and in conclusion what health care needs in the East Bay, specifically at both Alta Bates and Summit Medical Centers, is not Corporate Warren Kirk…but Star Ship Captain James T. Kirk - a man who will boldly go where no corporate person will ever go: seeking out new perspectives and new ways of speaking, and exploring strange new ways of financial thinking, by cutting out excessive executive pay and management performance bonuses from the top on down to service-line and department managers, then analyzing the financial bottom line. 


Rob Valentine