The Union columnist Boardman poops on the local hospital

“This merger is all about who gets to decide where and how you get your medical care. Unless Grass Valley is somehow protected from trends that are impacting everybody else, it probably means you’ll get less of your future care in a hospital setting and more of it in clinics, doctors’ offices, surgery centers and even drug stores. . . .We should be thankful we’re relatively close to the Sacramento area.” — The Union columnist George Boardman

Boardman is referring to Dignity Health’s previously announced merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity owns our local hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

But when you read the column, it is nothing more than sheer speculation based on generalities — without even bothering to contact the hospital for comment.

It’s reckless journalism at best. Is this what The Union calls “community journalism?” LOL.


Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

3 thoughts on “The Union columnist Boardman poops on the local hospital”

  1. And who can forget Boardman admitting he sold much of his stock portfolio — just before it reached record highs! George brought his San Mateo Times business acumen to the table. He should have bought Vail Resorts stock (MTN), but I suspect he owned GE. ROFLOL!

  2. Now Boardman thinks his work is as good as Laura Landro, the long-time, award-winning journalist of the Wall Street Journal.
    Here’s Laura’s bio:
    Here’s George’s bio:
    Unlike George, Laura actually interviews people, rather than sitting in her armchair in Lake of the Pines and”googling.” Small towns are a hoot!
    After this latest comment, I’m starting to feel sorry for George.

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