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Letters to the Editor Nov. 12, 2013

McClure not appointed to serve on hospital study committee

The Nov. 7 Triplicate printed a list of the 15 members of the Camden Study Steering Committee.

On this list was 2nd District Supervisor Martha McClure. The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors chose not to send a representative to the Camden Study. If Supervisor McClure participated on the study, she did so as an individual and not as a duly appointed representative of the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Roger Gitlin, Crescent City

Homeless basically told to wander off and die in woods

Five minutes is all I ask. I want you to think about what you would do if by no fault of your own you become homeless with little more than the clothes on your back.

You’re a good person that wants to be a productive member of our society and want your life back desperately. The only problem is everywhere you go people treat you like a leper, call you lazy and treat you like trash.

What a sad world we live in when we can’t reach out and at least try to help the good homeless people. Why do we let the bad homeless dictate how we treat them all? If we treat them all as unwanted or criminals, does that not promote even more lawlessness and discontent?

It just sickens me that they have basically been told to wander off and die in the woods because we don’t want them.

Robert Allen, Smith River

Partnering with a more local company would help hospital

 It is almost a forgone conclusion that the Critical Access designation will be part of Sutter Coast Hospital. Sutter Health wants to be the provider for that service. I, however, along with other people, think that due to our remote area, that people in San Francisco have no idea about what our distances, conditions of our roads and weather impose on our ability to travel in emergencies.

It seems to me that a partnership with a closer group, like Asanti, which is located in Southern Oregon and is more in tune with our conditions and could readily respond to any emergencies that might be encountered, would benefit our patients through lower cost for transport, and thus faster treatment.

George C. Herrick, Klamath

All of us should strive to keep hospital in local hands

After reading all news accounts and poking around on the Sutter Coast Hospital website, to a layman like most of us, confusion does set in.

Our great Dr. Greg Duncan over the last year or more has in our opinion done the best job of explaining how a takeover would affect us retired older people subject to be flown out for treatment. I just spent a couple days in our great hospital and received the best treatment anyone could want; they ran the entire test and sent me home feeling just as secure as any other distant hospital could do.

All of us who depend so much on our local Sutter Coast facilities should strive to keep it in good local hands that have done so much for us. 

Bill Horn, Crescent City

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