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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Marcelo R. Rivera, M.D.

Candidate for
Board Member; Palomar Pomerado Health System; Full Term

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Physician/Incumbent
  • Medical Degree, Rush University of Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois (1976)
  • Past Chief-of-Staff, Pomerado Hospital
  • Chairman of the Hospital Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Hospital Board Quality Committee
  • Member, American Hospital Association Committee on Governance
  • Member, California Hospital Association Governance Forum
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Ensuring access to affordable high quality Health Care and protecting the public's interest.
  • Recruiting the best nurses and staff and maintaining positive staff morale. Improving patient safety and quality of care.
  • Construction of the new hospital, expanding Pomerado Hospital, re-design of Palomar Medical Center & building clinics in Rancho Penasquitos & Ramona.
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Key Endorsements
  • Mayors Lori Holt-Pfeiler, Mickey Cafagna & Jim Desmond
  • Ted Kleiter, Bruce Krider, Nancy Bassett, Linda Bailey and Dr. Alan Larson.
  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
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Position Papers
Accountablity and Fiscal Responsibility
It is important the community elect Board Members who will work effectively to provide the greatest accountability and maintain a strong fiscal plan to safeguard the financial viability of the Hospital District. We must protect the public's interest and not violate their trust.
We need to focus on providing the best Health Care for all."
I am committed to putting "caring" back into Health Care. Patients have the "Right to accessible, Excellent health care provided with respect, privacy, dignity and compassion."
Our District has embarked on a Facility Expansion Plan.. This plan realistically addresses our current and future needs.
Our District has embarked on a Facility Expansion Plan. This plan realistically addresses our current and future needs.
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