Popular East Bay pop-up restaurant Broke Ass Cooks shut down by health inspectors

Pandemic-born runaway hit Broke Ass Cooks just became yet another pop-up restaurant to be shut down by Alameda County health inspectors, according to its founders. The move indicates that the county is beginning to crack down on the growing number of food businesses operating in legal gray areas since the pandemic has started.

Founders Bilal Ali, Keone Koki and Hoang Le, who started the jerk chicken business in their shared West Oakland backyard without health department permits, said their landlord told them Wednesday that she had received a notice from Alameda County that they had to cease operations at the property. A spokesperson from the health department confirmed that it sent the notice of a violation of the California Retail Food Code for being an unpermitted food vendor after receiving a complaint about the business.

The friends and house mates from Broke Ass Cooks started the company after being laid

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Gerald Parton, who helped guide East Jefferson General Hospital’s sale to LCMC Health, to retire at end of year | Health care/Hospitals

Gerald Parton, who took over a struggling East Jefferson General Hospital in 2017 with the goal of finding a private operator to take over the Metairie institution, will retire at the end of this year.

Parton’s move comes as no surprise after Jefferson voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of the publicly-owned hospital to New Orleans-based LCMC Health, clearing the way for the private operator to take over the facility in the coming months.

“On behalf of the board of directors of EJGH, we appreciate his years of service and the effort he put into our future,” Dr. Donald Bell, chairman of the EJGH board of directors, said in a news release.

Parton, 70, said he planned to take a few months off and spend time with his family and attend “a lot more Alabama football games.”

“I’m not somebody who can sit around every day,” he said.

He said he

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Proposal to convert East Toowoomba home into medical centre

A PROPOSAL for a new medical centre is under assessment by Toowoomba Regional Council.

If approved, the center will become one of three residential homes converted into medical centres in the immediate vicinity.

D & B Desai Super Property Pty Ltd has lodged a development application to convert an existing property at 22 Herries St, East Toowoomba, into a medical centre.

According to the application, lodged with TRC last week, the proposal includes the “adaptation and reuse of the existing dwelling … for a specialist medical centre that will accommodate up to a maximum of three full-time equivalent practitioners.

The home will be modified internally to make provision for three main consultation rooms with each practitioner provided with a second consultation room to assist with managing patient lists.

The centre will also include a reception and waiting area, procedure room, staffroom, and file room/storage area.

Outside, the home will remain

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B.C. announces new complex care centre for children in East Vancouver

VANCOUVER —
The B.C. government has announced a complex care transition centre in East Vancouver that will service children and young people with “extraordinary health needs.”

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the new facility will be operated by BC Children’s Hospital at the current site of the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children on Slocan Street.

The plan is to provide more convenience for families of young patients whose complex conditions often require a variety of different services. The centre promises to provide “a comprehensive range of supports” at a single location.

“Better care is on the way,” Dix said Monday. “Services at the new facility will range from assessment, examination and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 19 with complex care needs.”

The minister described the centre as a “stepping stone” for families between acute hospital care, community care and home care. It will

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PLDT, Meralco donate P45-million worth of hospital equipment for new East Avenue Medical Center Covid facility





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BUSINESS leader Manuel V Pangilinan and companies under his leadership, PLDT and Meralco, recently turned over P45 million worth of hospital equipment to East Avenue Medical Center for its new Covid facility. The donation aims to provide assistance to East Avenue Medical Center as it increases its bed capacity to accommodate additional Covid patients.

A total of 60 beds were allocated for the emergency room, wards and intensive care unit (ICU). These include hospital bed with mattresses, overhead and bedside tables, foot stool, intravenous stands, curtains, comforters and draw sheets. Moreover, monitors, ventilators and gadgets needed to attend to serious and critical patients were also part of the hospital equipment donation.

“Along with other private sector groups, we continue to support government efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope that our assistance to the East Avenue Medical Center for its new Covid-19 facility

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