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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.
I agree that the position should be held by a licensed physician, in larger cities it is usually an MD who is the coroner, why not us? Dr. E is a very busy man, I don't know how he would feel about being a coroner along with the rest of his responsibilities. Being an OB/GYN, he is the "beginning of life" type, unsure on how he feels on the "end of life" side of things.
Could not have picked a better person for the job. Congrats Dr. E.
Out of all your so called "facts", only two actually are facts:
Fact #1: "TMH was told that a new facility would increase business 20-30 %."
This is true so far, we are busier than ever and continue to be.
Fact # 7 "The Community is lucky to have a great new hospital."
We could not have one at all, as some seem to wish for. I feel very fortunate to work in such a great facility with awesome people.
All the rest is just hearsay as usual. Please provide your evidence and proof for the rest of your so called "facts", I'm interested to hear them.
Oh, and blueeyes...spot on.
"I agree with you except for the fact that you have posted anonymously in the past (Native) and continue to under other names. The spirit of the internet is about anonymity. People have been posting under pen-names for centuries. This venue isn't any different."
I do not use any other user names that are anonymous, I use my real name. If you would like to meet with me to discuss this further, seeing how you know me so much, come on up, you know where to find me.
Stop making it anonymous.
This one simple action would curb the self righteous viciousness found on this forum, which is an embarrasment to those who have the ability to read it...worldwide. I can't imagine what they think of our little town...well I can, but i will hold my tounge as usual.
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