Peggy Bodine-Reese and Bruce A. Nottingham: Bad idea for patients
June 1, 2011
To the editor:
We noticed in the Saturday Morning Press that The Memorial Hospital Board is considering implementing the hospitalist system.
For what it's worth, that is one of the worst ideas that could possibly happen to the Craig medical system from a patient's point of view.
All you have to do is observe what has happened at St. Mary's in Grand Junction to understand how poorly the hospitalist system works.
From what we have observed at St. Mary's, the doctors who make up the hospitalists are the ones who can't function in the real world, and require an artificial atmosphere in which to make a living.
We strongly urge The Memorial Hospital to look at this very carefully before committing to a welfare system for incompetent doctors.
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