The board of managers of our county hospital completed their evaluation of the hospital administrator’s performance for fiscal year 2014 (Gregorian calendar).
In case the administrator reads this post he should be aware that it would be 5,775 in the Hebrew calendar, 2,558 in the Buddhist calendar, and 2,964 in the Berber calendar. I don’t know if they use fiscal years.
The evaluation addressed 1) board relations, 2) leadership and managerial qualities, 3) planning, 4) stewardship (financial/operations), 5) quality of care & services, 6) medical staff, and 7) community, organization, and government relations.
Stewardship weighed as 35% of the total while quality of care & services counted as 10%. That pretty much tells us what the board considers to be important.
Various aspects of the administrator’s performance were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with one being bad and 5 being great. Overall he received a 4.42 rating. This was before his recent troubles.
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Board members were also asked to offer written comments. Some of the more interesting ones were:
“…my consistent experience of Mr. Valenti has been that he actively seeks community buy-in. He takes care of this personally and is willing to deal with negative reactions.”
“The situation with EPCH has created havoc for the UMC budget but Mr. Valenti and his team have made the tough calls and garnered the support of the County Commissioners Court as well as the public.”
“Mr. Valenti is the face of UMC and consistently conveys a passion for our mission to the community. I believe that the citizens trust him. He knows how to effectively maneuver through government labyrinths to the advantage of UMC and its patients.”
“UMC and El Paso is truly blessed to have this gifted and generous hospital leader who had [sic] led the associates through great and positive changes.”
“I have always found Mr. Valenti to be forthcoming and open to hearing criticism”.
“Strong leadership starts with a humble demeanor, this is JV.”
There must be a way to explain this. Is it:
Academy award level acting?
Chemicals in the kool-aid?
Secret alternate reality technology being deployed in the board room?
We deserve better