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San Joaquin General Hospital needs new sterilizers for surgery, baby delivery

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Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2012 6:19 pm | Updated: 8:20 am, Tue Sep 11, 2012.

San Joaquin General Hospital has two ‘steam sterilizers” used for surgery and maternity procedures that desperately need replacing, according to county officials.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will consider a state of emergency regarding the steam sterilizers. By adopting the resolution, the county would be exempt from the bid process to replace the equipment and pay Belimed about $250,000 to replace the sterilizers.

In other action Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will consider:

  • Restoring one deputy district attorney and a DA investigator for real estate fraud at a cost of $382,239. The money, good for one year, will come from a settlement between the California Attorney General’s Office and Countrywide Financial Group.
  • A response to a grand jury report on child welfare services.
  • Awarding a contract with Knife River Construction of Stockton to resurface about a mile of Beckman Road between Kettleman and Harney lanes. Workers will coordinate with officials from Cherokee Memorial Park to avoid blocking the entrance during funerals. The work is tentatively scheduled to begin in October and end within 10 working days.. The county will pay $331,600 in Measure K sales tax funds and $2,400 from the city of Lodi.
  • A $300,000 settlement with Mailene Tolentino for the loss of her baby during delivery at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, which the county owns. The plaintiff claimed malpractice by hospital staff. The county counsel’s office recommends the settlement because it will result in timely economic resolution with release of any potential claims, which will be in the best interest of the county.
  • A resolution to the South Korea Consulate General’s office to encourage greater trade.

Tuesday’s meeting, open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the board chambers, 44 N. San Joaquin St., sixth floor, Stockton.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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