All islanders are affected by policy at PIMC | Letters

A letter we received from Dr. Burk Gossom refers to the recent rapid growth of his practice, and says in part:

“I have always kept the practice open to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. We have also accepted all patients of limited means, as long as they work honorably with us.

“Peace Island Medical Center has elected to place significant limits on which plans it will accept, leading to a disruption of care of many Islanders who have switched to this practice.”

How many islanders have been affected by this policy of Peace Island Medical Center, and how can that be acceptable to voters? Another reason we need a change in the people running the public hospital district: please vote for Barbara, Bill W. and Monica.

John Dustrude

Friday Harbor