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Are our tax dollars being spent in the best ways by the hospital district commission? That’s the issue in the coming election.
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.
In our peaceful island community we have unique activities, needs and people. We are islanders.
I feel that they will work with the PeaceHealth to keep the incredible level of care that has been built.
We as a community need to establish some real, transparent public oversight over what goes on at Peace Island Medical Center
Need we ask who these public hospital district candidates will represent if elected?
We need to ask why PeaceHealth loyalists are so afraid of losing control of a public hospital board.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our island is lucky to have a hospital, how many communities our size have a hospital?
The legal actions Harrington proposes would divert resources from care to ideologies that have nothing to do with the board.
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.
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