Letters To The Editor

The Barbara Sharp agenda | Letters

Passage of an EMS levy by regaining the public’s trust that their tax dollars will be used wisely and efficiently; making sure all islanders have access to the best possible range of health care services.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

In response to Dr. Burk Gossom’s letter | Letters

I encourage all San Juan County residents to become fully informed about the facts related to PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Francie Hansen was right | Letters

Sit down, have a cup of coffee, and really listen to someone who has a different opinion. I know its wishful thinking, but we just might learn something.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Hoping the best for my new community in this election | Letters

If you are thirsty for the truth but you don’t have time to do all the research, then I suggest you go to the website Believe the Best.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Conflicts of interest in this hospital race | Letters

So the truth is all through this website for voters to go to so they can make an informed decision when they mark their ballots.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Healthcare is about us as islanders | Letters

I hope you will see the gifts we have been given and put your energies into making this hospital a community endeavor. It is not“we” and “they.” It is “us.”

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Williams, Sharp and Harrington know how to get levy approved | Letters

If we are going to pass a levy in 2016 we’re going to need a solid, defensible EMS budget that is the basis for a realistic levy proposal to the voters.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Sharp, Williams and Harrington have my vote | Letters

Are our tax dollars being spent in the best ways by the hospital district commission? That’s the issue in the coming election.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Monica, Barbara and Bill for hospital board | Letters

I believe that Monica Harrington, Barbara Sharp and Bill Williams are the candidates that will find solutions to these challenges, and I urge you to vote or them.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Nonpartisan equals islander, vote Loftus | Letters

In our peaceful island community we have unique activities, needs and people. We are islanders.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

I’m for Ledford and Loftus | Letters

I feel that they will work with the PeaceHealth to keep the incredible level of care that has been built.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Transparency is called for on public hospital board | Letters

We as a community need to establish some real, transparent public oversight over what goes on at Peace Island Medical Center

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Ledford and Hancock campaign filings raise questions | Letters

Need we ask who these public hospital district candidates will represent if elected?

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Is big money somehow associated with PeaceHealth trying to buy this election? | Letters

We need to ask why PeaceHealth loyalists are so afraid of losing control of a public hospital board.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

In this election, follow the money | Letters

The public disclosure reports show that the candidates who were recruited by the unelected PIMC hospital board are being funded by a handful of well-to-do people who are shipping money to PeaceHealth’s public relations consultant so that same consultant can manage a PR campaign for those candidates.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Election debate on hospital has lost perspective on PeaceHealth services | Letters

As an OB/GYN at PeaceHealth I have never had a hospital ethics committee tell me what I could or could not do for my patient.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

No Republican endorsement requests | Correction

In a recent letter in the Journal Levi Rawls stated that no hospital board candidates asked for endorsements from the San Juan County Republican Party

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

I’m voting for Ledford and Hancock – here’s why | Letters

The public hospital district board should not be a partisan position, so I will be voting for candidates who have not chosen a political agenda to bring to the hospital district board.

  • Oct 21st, 2015

Harrington for hospital board commissioner | Letters

I believe Monica will remain a tireless champion for patients’ rights, while ensuring that our incredible island health care system continues to provide for all of our health care needs.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Hospital board candidates have a clear political agenda | Letters

Our island is lucky to have a hospital, how many communities our size have a hospital?

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Dismayed by religious intolerance in hospital race | Letters

The legal actions Harrington proposes would divert resources from care to ideologies that have nothing to do with the board.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Contract with PIMC has brought good things, but we can change for the better | Letters

The current debate over issues relating to PIMC is far more active than it was when the hospital was still on the drawing board.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

All islanders are affected by policy at PIMC | Letters

Another reason we need a change in the people running the public hospital district: please vote for Barbara, Bill W. and Monica.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

These candidates will address issues face-on | Letters

The fundamental difference between the candidates as I see it, is that Barbara, Bill and Monica are willing to admit that some things need fixing.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Vote Barbara, Monica and Bill W. | Letters

Their willingness to seek the information necessary for answers, and thus solutions, is admirable in these volunteer positions.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Sharp, Harrington and Williams have the broad public interest at heart | Letters

There are no “liars” in this race. Those who claim so seem to be trying to obscure the obvious evidence of serious problems with the status quo. Why one would do that?

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Give us back control over our tax dollars | Letters

When Jenny tells the voters that she will commit herself to giving back taxpayers the control of their tax dollars, then I will stop viewing her as a member of PeaceHealth cheer leaders cozy little club.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

No easy answers in this hospital district | Letters

These are the issues as I see them, complex and difficult, none with easy answers.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Youth: let your voices be heard in this election | Letters

Millennials and Gen Xers, this is your home too and we only have one hospital.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Whatever happened to “Can’t we all get along?” | Letters

Whatever happened to going to lunch with someone, sitting over the table and looking someone in the eye?

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Loftus is passionate and knowledgeable; the right choice | Letters

Respect the passion that defined and motivated the array of healthcare services we enjoy through PeaceHealth.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Loftus is concerned about doing whats right for the community | Letters

Michelle Loftus DVM has the experience we need for San Juan County Public Hospital District Commissioner Position 2.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Michelle Loftus is the most experienced person for the position | Letters

She specifically knows the law and how it relates to medicine. She will best understand those EMS project requests and budget items because she has asked for some herself.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Concerns about Jenny | Letters

It struck me the other day that no one has mentioned Jenny Ledford’s political beliefs.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Retired voters don’t see any need for “women’s health services” | Letters

Given our demographic, we certainly don’t see why we should be asked to fund with our taxes these services.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Refrain from accusations and falsehoods | Letters

Where are the facts supporting allegations against candidates about wanting litigation against the hospital district?

  • Oct 16th, 2015

“Voting bloc” conspiracy concerns are unfounded | Letters

The truth is that a group of local citizens who are disturbed about what’s been occurring with our local hospital district, especially the failure of two emergency medical services levies, got together to try to repair the situation.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Barbara, Bill and Monica will avoid litigation and uphold the law | Letters

Opponents of Barbara, Bill, and Monica do not see anything wrong or illegal with a religious organization placing restrictions on how our tax dollars are spent on health care.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Rejecting status quo does not mean rejecting good with the bad | Letters

What the island needs are smart, yes, smart is important, practical and thoughtful representatives.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Vote for Jenny, Michelle and Doc this fall | Letters

Let’s trust our hospital to look after us well by supporting better candidates – Michelle, Jenny and Doc.

  • Oct 16th, 2015