South Whidbey Record


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New hospital board needed, not new tax

September 5, 2013 · Updated 2:59 PM


Yes, it’s time to vote against the proposed levy for Whidbey General Hospital. Two years ago, the same levy failed for lack of a super majority, according to the hospital CEO.

Yes, it’s time to get a new hospital board, a board that realizes what the patients of a first aid station really need, and it is not a $50 million levy strapped to the back of patients.

Yes, it’s time to cease sending six or seven emergency vehicles to the scene of most minor accidents.

Yes, it’s time to realize that a first aid station like Whidbey General is for patients’ healing, not a social gathering place as depicted in some of our area’s local newspapers.

Yes, it’s time for the board to review their mission — which should be to provide the best first aid possible.

No, it’s not time to hit the voters of Island County with a $50 million levy that the citizens cannot afford.

This levy will have an effect on three or four generations. Please stop the madness. Vote “no” on the Whidbey General Hospital levy.



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