CEO Of Nonprofit Health Network Accused Of Scrimping On Quality Care To Pad Profits
Nikhil Gupta is described as running “a one-man show" at Mission City Community Network in North Hills and that staff and the board are afraid to challenge his decisions, some of which might compromise care. His $763,656 in annual pay is two to three times greater than that of other executives running larger clinics in California.
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Profit At A SoCal Non-Profit?
When Anthony Dao was voted onto the board of Mission City Community Network in 2010, he saw it as a way to give back. A few years earlier, when the self-taught electrical engineer was out of a job, with a pregnant wife and no health insurance, the nonprofit medical clinic had helped him. Maybe now, he thought, he could return the favor. After sitting through his first few monthly meetings, Dao had nothing but praise for the man who ran the place: Nikhil Gupta. The clinic, which provides medical, dental, and psychological care for the poor and the uninsured, was expanding, and it had millions of dollars in the bank. “I thought everything Nik was saying at the board meetings was great,” Dao said. “This guy was amazing. I looked up to him.” During the next couple of years, though, Dao’s impression changed. (Gottlieb, 5/9)