By STEVEN TAVARESEden Township Healthcare District CEO Dev Mahadevan told The Citizen today's scheduled meeting of the board was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.
Mahadevan said District Chair Rajendra Ratnesar would not attend due to “personal reasons” along with Dr. Walter Kran. No reasons was given for Kran's absence. In addition, Dr. Harry Dvorsky notified the board last week he would be in Los Angeles and could not attend, according to Mahadevan.
The District by-laws state the board needs a majority of the five members to be present for any action to be approved. Despite the cancellation, Directors Carole Rogers and Dr. Vin Sawhney plan to conduct an informal meeting at the same location at Eden Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. today.
The meeting's agenda, since pulled down, featured a laundry list of actions to be taken by the board—none Sutter and San Leandro Hospital related—although, an executive session was listed referring to the on-going dispute resolution over Sutter's desire to purchase the hospital. Mahadevan refuted the assertion a quorum could not be called without an actually meeting occurring by saying it was done as a “courtesy to people who might have planned to attend." Mahadevan said he had the District remove the agenda from its website last night when notified of its cancellation.
The next scheduled meeting of the District is slated for the end of October. Mahadevan indicated that meeting may be pushed up a week along with the possibility of an additional special session being called.
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