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September 2013 Inland Empire Business Journal

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AT DEADLINE Supervisor Benoit Condemns Elimination of Enterprise Zones Gov. Brown’s decision to sign legislation eliminating California’s Enterprise Zone program will kill jobs and likely chase away businesses in the Coachella Valley’s poorest communities, said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “The Enterprise Zone reached out to businesses and made it easy for them to understand and utilize these incen-

Supervisors Abet Administrator in Burying Audit Critical Of ARMC In one of the final acts of bureaucratic housekeeping at the county hospital before a new medical director arrives next month, the hospital’s administrator prevailed upon the county board of supervisors to ensure that the findings of an internal audit of hospital operations remains beyond the scrutiny of the public and taxpayers. Moreover, the manner in which the item was presented limits the likelihood that the supervisors themselves will review the audit. Patrick Petre, the director of San Bernardino County’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, cited a section of the state evidence code to keep under wraps a recently completed audit of the hospital’s operations that was reviewed by a handful of county employees who serve as a liaison between the hospital’s medical staff and the board of supervisors. The board voted unanimously to comply with Petre’s request. That action came less than three weeks before Dr. Richard Pitts will assume the position of the hospital’s medical director on Sept. 9. A cloud has hung over the county hospital since February 2010, when California state and federal investigators began looking into alleged irregularities at the institution, including faulty diagnoses that led to the deaths or permanent injuries of patients; billing fraud with regard to descriptions of services rendered; a fiduciary conflict of interest in which the hospital’s former medical director, Dr. Dev GnanaDev, owned the medical corporation, Arrowhead Regional Surgical Group, Inc., which had an exclusive contract for the provision of certain surgical procedures at the hospital; the hospital’s continued on page 21 alleged free provision of off-the-

John J. Benoit tives. It was an economic development tool we promoted to bring jobs to areas with high rates of poverty and unemployment,” said Supervisor Benoit, who is a member of the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone Authority. continued on page 22 MAIL TO:

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