[3/31/17] Hospital Forum Well Attended And Well Organized

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Thursday night’s public forum in Chelan, debating the need and affordability of a new hospital was well attended.

The Performing Arts Center at Chelan High School was near capacity, and the crowd seemed heavily weighed in favor of a new hospital.

On Friday, April 7th, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within the Chelan hospital district.

Voters will be asked to either approve or reject a proposition to issue $20 million in general obligation bonds, which would be used to finance a new hospital on the eastern edge of town on property already owned by Lake Chelan Community Hosptial.

Citizen panels both for and against a new hospital were provided equal time to present their argument.

Those opposed to a new hospital were represented by Chelan citizen Michael Sherer. He took direct aim at Administration and Hospital Commissioners….

033117 Hospital Forum 1 1:18 “…the community’s expectations”

Dr. Megan Guffey with Citizens for a New Hospital Now, had a completely view of whether or not a new hospital is needed…

033117 Hospital Forum 2 :40 “…can’t have it both ways.”

Dr Guffey addressed the many needs for improvement at the current hospital…

033117 Hospital Forum 3 1:04 “…a new hospital ever since.”

Thursday night’s Chelan Community Hospital Forum was very well organized and very well run.

KOZI Radio broadcast that forum live- and will rebroadcast it a few times over the next 10 days- stay tuned to KOZI for broadcast schedules.