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Readers should keep up the good work at hospital



People are understandably anxious about the lack of resolution of the issues embroiling Coulee Medical Center. While we feel obliged to report on the controversy, it’s not as easy, and much more technical, to report on the hospital’s progress.

Although tensions are high and morale may be low at that crucial community institution, everything has not really gone kaput, as one person recently said, despite appearances.

After all, CMC reported a slight gain for 2013 of $71,000, and that’s a big improvement from the hole it was in earlier in the year.

Still, as one man pointed out at last week’s meeting, everything is not as rosy as the administrator’s report to the commissioners predictably paints.

That makes another bright spot the very community members who show up to encourage commissioners to make sure the information they receive is accurate and meaningful.

As a reporter who has covered the hospital commission for many years, I can assure readers that their recent diligence in the matter is a crucial contribution to the process that will eventually resolve the hospital’s problems.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher


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