Two men werereportedly dragging another man on RedwoodAvenue before 10:24 p.m. Friday,Feb. 15.
. Seven men wear-ing black hoodies ﬁred shots on El CaminoReal before 11:52 p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 13.
A suspicious man wasknocking on doors on Farm Hill Boulevardbefore 10:03 p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 13.
. Someone reported their purse wastaken from their vehicle on Whipple Avenuebefore 3:22 p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 13.
A woman wearing a white jacket was trying to sell marijuana on AldenStreet before 5:21 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
A blue Chevrolet 1500 wasstolen on Warren Street before 8:25 a.m.Tuesday,Feb. 12.
. Someone reported their home beingransacked on Stanley Street before 1:22 p.m.Monday,Feb. 11.
A man knocked on some-one’s door at 5:30 p.m. asking if she neededrepairs on her house on 500 block of RedwoodAvenue. After he left,another man knocked onher door asking the same thing before 7:19p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 13.
A man left his laptop on the roof his vehicle and when he went back it was goneon 900 block of Sneath Avenue before 9:24p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
A man reportedthat his wife stepped on two hypodermic nee-dles that were sticking out of a drain in thewomen’s rest room on 400 block of ThirdAvenue before 4:23 p.m. Monday,Feb. 11.
Dude,where’s my car?
Police found a car for a owner who forgotwhere she parked on the 1400 block of Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame before12:42 p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 13.
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Elected officials with the SequoiaHealthcare District are bracing for uncertaintyas they grapple with the implications of thefederal Affordable Care Act and whether newstrategies should be developed as it supportsthe health-care needs of residents in southernSan Mateo County.The board recently reorganized with Dr.Jerry Shefren being appointed president totake over for Kim Grifﬁn and Art Faro beingnamed vice president. Katie Kane was alsorenamed the district’s secretary-treasurer at itsFeb. 6 board meeting.At the same meeting,the district’s Chief Financial Ofﬁcer Lee Michelson reported thatthe district last year spent $10.3 million onprograms while collecting $8.3 million in taxrevenues. A contractual payment from DignityHealth,operator of Sequoia Hospital,andreserves provided the balance of spending,hereported in his State of the District speech.Dignity Health is the new name for the for-mer Catholic Healthcare West which boughtSequoia Hospital from the district in 1996.Shefren praised the district’s recent direc-tion in terms of tightercontrols on how grants aregiven and pledged carefuloversight of taxpayermoney.“As for the future,in thenext two to three years theboard has to understandthe implications of theAffordable Care Act andhow it affects the care-delivery systems in the district which mayrequire changes in our strategy. We have tomake sure that our activities are in sync withthe major changes that will be occurring inhealth care,”Shefren wrote in a statement.Faro wants to make sure as many residentsas possible have access to critical health-careservices.“There are many loopholes in our healthcare delivery system. As best we can,the dis-trict should ensure that no citizen in our dis-trict goes without preventive and curativecare,”Faro wrote in a statement.Jack Hickey,who has consistently called forthe district’s dissolution,rounds out the board.The district provides major funding tonumerous nonproﬁt community health organ-izations that directly assist more than 50,000women,children and seniors in the district,which includes the cities of Atherton,Belmont,Menlo Park,Portola Valley,Redwood City,San Carlos,Woodside andportions of San Mateo and Foster City fromSkyline Boulevard to the Bay.In other health care news:Sequoia Hospitalannounced yesterday that it is one of thenation’s 50 best hospitals for 2013 as meas-ured by Healthgrades,an online resource thathelps consumers search,evaluate,compareand connect with physicians and hospitals.Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitalsnationwide — reviewing and analyzing clini-cal performance across 27 common proce-dures and diagnoses — to determine thenation’s best performing hospitals based onobjective measures of clinical quality. To berecognized with this distinction,according toHealthgrades,hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates thatwere among the lowest 5 percent in the nationfor a minimum of seven years. This is the ﬁrstyear that Sequoia Hospital has achieved thisdesignation.
District braces for major changes to health care
Sequoia Healthcare District appoints new leaders;touts program spending
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Redwood City has hired a former senioradvisor and project leader for the county asassistant city manager,a newly created role tooversee operations of the ofﬁce along withhuman resources and public information,thecity announced yesterday.Audrey Ramberg will begin March 18 andwas plucked from a candidate pool of morethan 100 candidates,according to CityManager Bob Bell.“I know she’ll excel as a crucial member of our executive team,”Bell said in a preparedstatement. “Audrey offers Redwood City awide range of experience and success inevery aspect of municipal management,and agreat combination of skills,talent and knowl-edge.”Ramberg most recently worked for thecounty and has a total of 22 years in publicservice including positions as assistant citymanager in Menlo Park,assistant to the city man-ager in Palo Alto andassistant to the San MateoCounty manager.Ramberg also holdsdegrees from Stanford andDuke universities and wasfounder/director of Peninsula Partnership forChildren,Youth andFamilies.Ramberg said the city is an “excellent ﬁt”with her experience and interests.“I want to work with people who thrive oncontinuous improvement,who take very seri-ously their commitment to the community,and who are proud of the excellent servicesthey provide — and that describes the peoplewho work for Redwood City,”Ramberg saidin the announcement of her hiring.Ramberg’s role includes strategic planningand citywide process improvement initia-tives. She will also serve in the city manager’sabsence.Ramberg will earn $191,112 and receivethe same city beneﬁts as other executive-levelemployees.
New assistant manager named in Redwood City