Letters to the Editor

More at stake than assisted living

Dear Editor,

To the North Okanogan Community: As I looked around at the faces of the community members present at the Hospital Board meeting on Thursday night, Feb., 14, I saw many folks I know. I could see in my memories many of their relatives that I have taken care of at Extended Care, still fondly called the “Nursing Home.” I feel so connected here in this community.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

What are we paying NVH CEO for?

Dear Gary,

There has been a lot discussion lately, regarding the hospital administration and commissioners’ behavior toward the community. Though, I can’t say I’m not among the many a little more than irritated by the recent hostility coming from that side There is also something terrifying that stood out in the CEO’s contradictory report.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

What’s really going on at North Valley?

Dear Gary,

Can someone explain to the hospital administrator that when the public gets blindsided by something as serious as evicting our seniors, its going to get our attention.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Why choose coffee over our elders?

Dear Gary,

Did we seriously kick grandma out for a cup of coffee? The attached accounting for the hospital coffee shop/deli, taken out of the hospital district’s Assisted Living and Extended Care Budget, shows a $65,000 loss in the last nine months of 2012, but was never considered to be cut.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

We found solutions in the past

Dear Editor,

I am writing to address hospital CEO Ms. Michels’ most recent unprofessional, not so subtle, complaint regarding the community asking questions of district management, as well as her reference to us as outsiders in the 1/4/13 CEO written report stating “No one from the outside can understand this business like we do.”

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Just want to find viable solutions

Dear Editor,

Statement on Scope of Concerned Citizens for Tonasket Assisted Living (CCTAL).

It has come to the urgent attention of the community group, The Concerned Citizens for Tonasket Assisted Living, that there have been statements made by hospital management that this citizens’ group wants to shut down North Valley Hospital.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The origins of ‘Okanogan’

Dear Editor,

I have been asked to give a definition of the word Okanogan, and decided to let everyone know because it is a word you hear every day and have never understood.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Some Assisted Living misconceptions

Dear Editor,

I am writing to clear up a misconception about the Okanogan County Public Hospital District #4 Assisted Living. I read in three different places in the Gazette-Tribune dated January 17th, that the community voted for and funded the Assisted Living Building. These comments are not factual.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Time to ask questions

Dear Editor:
Re: Closure of the North Valley Assisted Living Facility, We, the citizens of North Valley Hospital District #4, have just had the wool pulled over our eyes!

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Don’t close Assisted Living

Hospital District Board decides; Assisted Living Residents to get eviction notice?  Really? That is the latest news that the Community is hearing as of the last Hospital Board meeting. Well, I wasn’t going to get “involved,” but I can’t not be involved when this type of eviction action is threatened and it is our local [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }