Hosp board selects Bado as director

Hosp board selects Bado as director

Monday, July 20, 2009 Jersey Journal

Fred Bado, who recently retired as Hoboken's director of community development, has been offered the position of executive director of the Municipal Hospital Authority.

Bado, a non-practicing attorney who has no background in hospital administration, said he has not accepted the position yet and is currently talking with the board about the position.

"This is not a political plum - it's a tough job and I'm qualified to do this," he said. "I have done a good job for the city of Hoboken and I look at this as a way to continue doing a good job for the city of Hoboken."

Several postings on the Hoboken Now blog questioned Bado's qualifications for the hospital board job.

"Bado is as qualified for director the hospital as he is for brain surgeon," said one commenter. "The new Mayor and new Council must put a stop to this fleecing of the tax payers."

Bado angrily defended his qualifications.

"To do what I do, I don't need experience running hospitals," said Bado. "I take care of funding and overseeing construction. I've been in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects for the city of Hoboken - I know how to do that."

The municipal hospital authority is the board of directors for the Hoboken University Medical Center. The 11-person board voted Bado in on June 24, ousting former director George Crimmins, who has held the position since 2006.

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