Member of TMH advisory board resigns

Melinda Bobo: Process is biased and not best use of my time


A 16-member advisory board committee chosen to recommend one of three sites to hospital officials to construct a new facility is one person short after a member resigned. Melinda Bobo said she thought the process was biased and members weren't given enough information to make an informed decision. Bobo said by phone Tuesday night that being on the committee wasn't the best use of her time.

"There are a lot of things I don't know (about the proposed sites) to make a good decision," she said.

Apparently, other board members felt the same way, prompting the group to set up a timetable at a meeting Tuesday night to view costs, studies and later this month agree by consensus to recommend one of the three sites to TMH board members.

The sites are: the Wilson property off U.S. Highway 40 at the west entrance to town, the Kloos property off Victory Way near the intersection of Colorado Highway 13, and the Colorado Northwestern Community College property off Moffat County Road 7.

TMH board member Ron Danner said the sites' estimated construction costs and studies were on hold as CNCC is waiting for its study to be completed. Property owners have a Monday deadline to submit final offers to hospital officials.

"We didn't have and still don't have the final numbers from CNCC for the infrastructure costs," Danner said.

Advisory board members are expected to receive those facts by Jan. 14 and meet as a group at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 for a meeting at TMH. Another meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Holiday Inn will include a facilitator, and TMH board members expect to consider the advisory board's selection and make a determination at a 7 p.m. Jan. 26 TMH board meeting.

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