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CMC board should reassess its position on hospital administration

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I know most people are aware I have been a strong advocate to remove the administration from CMC.

I have yet to see any action taken towards this, and in all fairness I realize the board must make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.

So now the rumor around the community is the board has made an agreement to work with administration and attempt to correct all the negativity. My concern is for the employees of CMC, not the board or administration. The atmosphere is darkened in the work environment, and I personally feel that no how, no way can this change with the current situation. I commend the board for taking this stance but you are not there during the day to see the reactions and actions of administration.

The employees cannot afford to quit and go elsewhere. They own homes, want to live in a small community and raise children, etc.

Why is it that one individual can ruin an entire working environment and be proud of all the negatives he has doled out along with the staff that abide by the rulings? I am so saddened this has gone on this long and the dark cloud that hangs over the employees on a daily basis. Regardless, if they aren’t being let go now, believe me, with the same administration in place it will happen again. They do not forget!

Staff has been told that should the doctors not sign contracts, etc., they can find another place for employment. Are we that arrogant to think we can get doctors full time at CMC who will live in the community? I think not. So please take some time and reassess the community’s needs and concerns. Make the right decisions for everyone and let’s go forward.

Gerry L. Salstrom

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