To the Editor

Do we really need a new hospital?

To the Editor:

When I first heard about the hospital project, like many of you, I had a lot of questions.

Do we really need a new hospital? The clinic, which is the part I mainly visit, looks great.

And, how in the world would we pay for an $85 million facility?

Phil Hostetter and the hospital board informed me on both questions.

First, they started with a study of the current hospital. The original hospital, where Long Term Care is located, dates to the 1950s and is failing rapidly due to poor plumbing and rooms that do not meet current standards for care. Th...


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