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Marin County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Director; Marin Healthcare District; Full Term Voter Information

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Esther Blau, R.N. 38818 votes 28.50%

  • Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • MGH Surgical Recovery Room Nurse 20 years
  • patient advocate 20+ years
  • elected to MGH Professional Performance Committee past 7 years
  • endorsed by 100s of doctors, nurses & community leaders
  • only candidate endorsed by BOTH Marin Independent Journal AND Pacific Sun
  • highest quality patient care, including trauma center
  • accountability to the public on quality of care & range of services
  • responsible allocation of resources
Diana De Angelis Parnell, MD 34083 votes 25.02%
  • Occupation: Incumbent/Physician
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Chair, Marin Healthcare District
  • Dermatologist in Greenbrae since 1970
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Dermatology, UCSF
  • Five children
  • Advocate for the highest quality of medical care
  • Support increased numbers of registered nurses at MGH to provide highest quality of care
  • Support a psychiatric unit that cares for all residents including the indigent and adolescents who are currently transported out of Marin
  • Support creation of a stroke center at Marin General Hospital
Martha Meador, RN 26613 votes 19.54%
  • Occupation: RN / Business Owner
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Arkansas
  • Registered Nurse 30+ years
  • Two years Level II Trauma Center experience
  • Multiple Department Director, Marin General Hospital
  • Worked with team to design and build Emergency Department at Marin General Hospital
  • Led team of staff which rescued Psychiatric Services from planned closure
  • Stop the battle! Form a productive working relationship with Marin General Hospital to ensure the best quality care
  • Ensure financial resources to protect taxpayers from risk of paying for mandated seismic upgrade
  • Spend your healthcare dollars for healthcare, NOT attorney's fees!
Hal Hassin, MD 26580 votes 19.51%
  • Occupation: Retired Physician
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Member of Governing Board - Children's Hospital San Diego
  • Health Policy Fellowship - Senator Edward Kennedy, United States Senate Labor Committee
  • Master of Public Health Degree
  • Big Brother - Marin Big Brother/Big Sister Program
  • Grand Juror - 1999-2000 Marin County Grand Jury
  • Fire the District's Lawyer - Stop Wasting Hard-Earned Money on Legal Fees
  • Hold Sutter's "Feet To The Fire" - Assure MGH Receives Maximum Value For Its Membership In The Sutter System
  • Disaster Preparedness - Secure Marin General Hospital In An Earthquake
Robert D. Baker 6713 votes 4.93%
  • Occupation: Veterinarian
Pete Romanowsky 3201 votes 2.35%
  • Occupation: Marine Salvor

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