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I am somewhat confused on this one as well. Anyone with a phone line has internet access. If you can manage to afford satellite TV, you have internet access. The article mentions community, like in town, which makes one believe that the problem is not only in the county but in the city as well. What are we so far behind in? What else is there that we don't have access to?
I have no trouble using Quest DSL which is instantaneous as far as web surfing and purchasing, so I am not sure I understand the problem and the need for a committee to solve it.
What am I missing here?
bigrred1576 & als362,
Hospital Loop Road was paved before construction began if I recall, so it would've been dug up before connecting with something on the other side of the street. I use the south entrance on the loop and there is asphalt patching across the span of the street where the drainage work crosses. Als326, I agree...chip sealing and protecting it now would be the wise way to go.
Something I don't get though...Steele street from Victory Way to Industrial Avenue(in the middle of town) has not been paved since the inception of Craig...yet we chip seal the same streets over and over every year, why?
I realize streets and gutter-work can be pricey, but how much do we pay for them to squirt oil on the street, throw down some gravel, sweep it up and get rid of it? Every year?
My guess would be a couple years worth of chip sealing. Same goes for the mag chloride sprayed on the county roads, stop that nonsense and throw in a couple years worth of chip seal cost and there you go, a proper street for the residents that deserve one.
Anyway, please be aware that one entrance will be closed each day of chip sealing, your route to the hospital may be slightly altered from what you had planned. If one entrance is closed, simply use the other, you will still get there.
And as always, open 24/7/365, chip sealing or not.
Asking for the deer to go away is just as dumb as asking that we get rid of bees because they sting people. Let's be real here, we live in rural America and at one time we were known as the elk capital of the world, you don't get that designation when you don't have any deer or elk around. onewhocares had it right, and with all due respect, if you don't like wildlife in your yard, move to the big city where they don't have that problem. I don't like them either, but what are you going to do about it? Hunting them is out as that ignorant solution has been brought up before, the last thing we need is people shooting guns, or arrows, within the city limits.
So, lets hear some solutions, other than firing weapons within city limits, that would control this problem.
Way to go girls, we are all proud of you. A big round of applause for all the 9-11 year old's, everyone did well and showed marked improvement over the course of the season.
Nice post Rebelgirl, hit the nail square on. I'd be happy to drive it home but I have better things to accomplish than to argue with a poster that gets their "facts" from the Good ol' boy table at the Cavvy(no offense whatsoever to the Cavvy, just a quote regarding the rumor mill within).
Wake up justthefiction, you don't know your columns of Morgagni from a hole in the ground.
And THAT is a fact!!!
The man in the portrait is Dr. Ray Whitham, longtime area physician and Dr. Told's mentor. I don't know what the communt under the picture of Dr. Told is trying to get across.
I respect your viewpoint and I am with you on the fact that the economy is bad, however business at TMH is good, at least in my world it is...we are busier than ever before. The choice of where you receive your health care is ultimately yours, but it would not make much sense to speed to Steamboat while your having a heart attack when you can get the same care here. TMH has saved countless lives, delivered numerous new humans into our world and repaired many broken or malfunctioning individuals. I am very secure with the thought that if any member of my family needed health care, we would have it here, and we do.
A replacement facility was the best option as remodeling of the old was not cost effective due to it's structural defects, it would still have cost millions to bring it all up to code, which then people would have complained "why didn't we just put all that money into a new one". Besides, the neighbors were tired of hearing sirens all the time and the landing of the helicopter was not a pleasant awakening at 3 in the morning for them, now we only bother the deer and field rodents. It all lies under the same concept that brought the new school, except they don't seem to take the beating that TMH does for the same reasons.
Occasionally I wander through the halls of the old building and I have to wonder how we did it for so many years, how did we stuff all that equipment and people into the trauma room in ER, how did we deliver babies in the OR...cramming in 10-12 people along with all the necessary equipment and instruments. I'll tell you how, we were just good at getting the job done with what we were given and we kept it to ourselves until the time came that the job became tougher to do with the expanding technology required to do it. I don't think there is one employee that misses that old place, maybe for sentimental reasons I'll buy but for functionality, not one.
I'll buy you lunch OG, come on up and tell our concierge that I sent you, let me show you around in both places, it's quite an eye opener. Hopefully you will at least come away with the feeling that you got your moneys worth, I know I did.
Exactly, well put 1340.
It was not built solely for the reasons I stated, that was just scratching the surface. And yes, I have, and will continue, to monetarily support our local health care system and I'd be willing to bet that those working there and their "proponents" would as well.
Highway 1340, while wide on comparison, is dead on in their comments. I wish photos were possible on this blog as I have a ton of them portraying the struggles we overcame everyday that would show the need for this new building.
Even thought the building is attractive, there was no "pretty" in our minds when designing this place, function was the name of the game and this facility was designed around clinical needs, not looks or big offices. Nobody's health or recovery was hindered at old TMH, it was the delivery of that care which became hindered, we just ran out of room for modern medicine. Second to that was the privacy factor, HIPPA regulates that patients have to have privacy, sharing a room with another patient is a thing of the past. Day Surgery was a 5 bed room divided by curtians, you had to sit there and hear the person next to you share their most valued medical secrets. Now all of that has changed with private rooms on the Med/Surg wing and in the Day Surgery area, bringing TMH up to modern privacy expectations.
I have yet to hear any negative comments about the new facility from any patient coming through Surgery, most of them are very happy for us and think that our community deserved better than a 60 year old dysfunctional building. As for a medical clinic, old TMH is perfect as they have also been able to expand their space to provide quality healthcare in areas such as OB/GYN, Orthopedics, General surgery and Urology with plenty of room for expansion if any other specialties want to locate here. Sounds like a perfect use for an old hospital to me.
My general offer still stands (which as of today nobody has taken me up on), if anyone wants a tour of the old or the new or both, please look me up, you know where to find me.
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