El Paso Scandals

Over the years I have been developing an online data set of the various scandals that have plagued El Paso for decades. Much of it is corruption related. As I have written previously, the impetus for my blog is Bob Moore’s unethical practices, which happens to be the most important reason that corruption exists in… Read More El Paso Scandals

The Nominating Process for El Paso Children’s Board Appointments

On November 30, 2015, the University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) issued a press release where it stated that UMC had nominated four individuals to the reconstituted children’s hospital board. They are: Ronald Acton, Miguel Fernandez, Patrick Gordon and Ted Houghton. Additionally, the press release listed: Jaime Barceleau, Gilberto Moreno, Jr., and Lynn Coyle… Read More The Nominating Process for El Paso Children’s Board Appointments

Jim Valenti Open Records Request Detail Two Million Payment

In addition to the Steve Norwood open records request, I also submitted an open records request asking for documents pertaining to Jim Valenti’s retirement as the UMC chief. As you likely know, Jim Valenti effectively tendered his resignation on October 5, 2015 by announcing that he will not be seeking an extension to his current… Read More Jim Valenti Open Records Request Detail Two Million Payment

Is Jim Valenti Out?

Reading some of the depositions in the El Paso Children’s Hospital debacle, I came across some testimony that seems to indicate that Jim Valenti will be leaving the University Medical Center (UMC) next year. On July 2, 2015, Jim Valenti was deposed in the bankruptcy case. According to that deposition, Jim Valenti has two types… Read More Is Jim Valenti Out?

The UMC Fraud

As you know, yesterday the University Medical Center (UMC) gave County Commissioners a preliminary budget of $587 million. UMC makes these types of presentations to Commissioners Court each year because the County Commissioners must approve UMC’s budget each year. I have been trying, through various blog posts, to explain to you why I believe UMC… Read More The UMC Fraud

UMC Medicare Penalties

As you are probably aware by now the local community hospital better known as the University Medical Center was recently assessed Medicare penalties for allowing patients to get sick while under their care. The local paper, as usual, did not give you the necessary context to go along with the announcement. Under the Affordable Care… Read More UMC Medicare Penalties

The Latest Timeline of the El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Debacle

I thought it would be important to keep you updated on the UMC-El Paso Children’s debacle by sharing with you a timeline of the events that I have documented so far. One of the tools that politicians use to thwart community activism is to use as much time as possible and to delay information release in… Read More The Latest Timeline of the El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Debacle

The UMC Shell Game

Because I had previously written about the Children’s Hospital fiasco and that the rhetoric was a nothing more than a prelude to a county tax increase, notwithstanding the pontificating politicians, it was no surprise to learn that the taxpayer funded hospital was laying off employees. Nothing get’s the attention of the community better then layoffs… Read More The UMC Shell Game