ALAMEDA -- Incumbents won the two open seats on the board of the Alameda Health Care District on Tuesday.
J. Michael McCormick got about 35 percent of the vote and Jordan Battani secured about 24 percent. The board oversees Alameda Hospital.
McCormick and Battani were challenged by Tracy Jensen and Leland Traiman.
Battani has served on the board six years and is currently its president. She works as a health care consultant.
McCormick is the husband of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan and has worked for 25 years as a computer entrepreneur.
The most pressing issue the board currently faces is dealing with the hospital's troubled finances. An internal report showed the facility lost about $1.9 million during the last fiscal year -- $600,000 more than expected -- despite the hospital district bringing in more than $6 million in parcel tax revenue.
Bridging the gap is key to the hospital's future because many Island residents say it will be needed for emergency care in the event that an earthquake or other major disaster cuts them off from facilities in neighboring cities.
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