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The current debate over issues relating to PIMC is far more active than it was when the hospital was still on the drawing board.
Another reason we need a change in the people running the public hospital district: please vote for Barbara, Bill W. and Monica.
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.
Their willingness to seek the information necessary for answers, and thus solutions, is admirable in these volunteer positions.
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?
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.
These are the issues as I see them, complex and difficult, none with easy answers.
Millennials and Gen Xers, this is your home too and we only have one hospital.
Whatever happened to going to lunch with someone, sitting over the table and looking someone in the eye?
Respect the passion that defined and motivated the array of healthcare services we enjoy through PeaceHealth.
Michelle Loftus DVM has the experience we need for San Juan County Public Hospital District Commissioner Position 2.
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.
It struck me the other day that no one has mentioned Jenny Ledford’s political beliefs.
Given our demographic, we certainly don’t see why we should be asked to fund with our taxes these services.
Where are the facts supporting allegations against candidates about wanting litigation against the hospital district?
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.
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.
What the island needs are smart, yes, smart is important, practical and thoughtful representatives.
Let’s trust our hospital to look after us well by supporting better candidates – Michelle, Jenny and Doc.
But is this a wise position? PeaceHealth will never offer abortions. Period. So if the issue is pressed, what might happen?
I've been waiting for someone like Ms. Dustrude to cast my actions in a negative light - and just in time for the election. Thank you, Louise, for this opportunity to enlighten with the truth.
I am asking for your vote for my wife, Jenny. She is running for San Juan County Public Hospital Commissioner, position 3.
They make a formidable team that will look out for our health care interests, the needs and concerns of all islanders and make more effective use of our tax dollars.
I trust Jenny to lead fiscally and support EMS and Medevac so the organization can continue to serve our community.
Peace Island Medical Center is not just a business – they are the neighbors, doctors, nurses, technicians that live beside us.
Because of the moderator’s firm but friendly control the audience got much of the information they came to hear.
Jenny Ledford is a leader, a seasoned professional who can work with diverse groups without axe grinding, a communication expert who has worked with our EMS personnel, and someone who is warm and genuine.
On my way to work this morning, I was dismayed to see “Trust Jenny” and “Michelle Loftus” signs knocked over.
Many out there have expressed an interest in the Orca Dreams subdivision and dock application that are currently under review by the San Juan County Department of Community Development.
I’ve always felt that we islanders are truly blessed to have such caring professionals available when we need them, and early this week, when I needed them most, they were right there.
Let’s not enter into litigation to fix something that isn’t broken - namely Peace Island Medical Center.
You who miss all that faster stuff that you left behind, please stop trying to replicate it here.
The current mind set of the San Juan County Public Hospital District Board needs to be changed. They lack respect for the taxpayer public they represent.
The upcoming election of three, non-partisan seats for the San Juan County Public Hospital District has become mired in personal opinions about religion, politics and the processes of abortion and end-of-life.
If scientists who’ve been writing about climate change for over 20 years are right, we’re going to get more frequent and more severe situations like this.
We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to those ferry workers who helped us board an 8 a.m. ferry to Anacortes several weeks ago when we had a family medical emergency across the state.
Whether we’re walking, cycling, driving, riding a horse, skating or hoverboarding, we’re not obstacles, we’re just trying to get somewhere.
Lee Sturdivant, I agree with Monica Harrington’s assertion that we need “unambiguous information on ‘death with dignity.’” I, however, see two totally different parts to “death with dignity”.
By offering financial funding needed, United Way makes it possible for the SJIPC to continue its Youth Leadership Initiative- an important source of life skills development that our youth so desperately need to be empowered leaders.
Our hospital board cannot rely only on “expected” revenue to carry EMS into the future, they must cut expenses. Bottom line; make some serious concession so we still have a sustainable EMS that will carry us well into the future.