Long-time hospital critic wins a seat on the board

Elliot Gorelick, who won a seat on Alameda's Health Care District Board, envisions a lot of 4-1 votes are in his future, according to the Island of Alameda News. Although previous bids for the job didn't succeed, this time the voters were receptive to his unusual message: Shut Alameda Hospital down. The hospital faces a $10 million seismic retrofit bill and will lose its surgery contract with Kaiser Permanente, which brought in $10 million a year. Article