Report 2011-113 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2011-113: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System: Increased Transparency and Stronger Controls Are Necessary as It Focuses on Improving Its Financial Situation (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #13 To: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

To ensure that it is not making gifts of public funds, the Health Care System should develop and implement a policy and written procedures to demonstrate how funds it provides to support entities and programs in the community further the Health Care System's public purposes.

6-Month Agency Response

The Health Care System adopted a community funding policy to ensure that all Health Care System resources provided to any individual, organization, or entity are expended for the public purpose of its mission of improving health care. This policy includes procedures the Health Care System is to follow in evaluating and approving requests for community funding, and specifies that all Health Care System decisions related to community funding will be made pursuant to these procedures. The Health Care System also provided in its six-month response documentation that demonstrates it is following its new community funding policy and procedures. (See 2013-406, p. 85)

  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-113

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.