Can’t name savings from closing AL

Dear Editor,

Okanogan County Court Judge Rawson ruled against the Citizens Group of Tonasket

Washington, and denied our petition for a Permanent or Temporary Injunction to keep the Assisted Living in Tonasket open. It was stated that the Hospital Board and Hospital

CEO and the Senior Management Team of Hospital District #4 had not committed any illegal acts. The Judge could not rule in our favor on the high emotions of the residents,

and the families involved.

At the last Hospital Board Meeting the CEO, the Commissioners, and the Senior Managers were asked what their projected savings would be by closing the Assisted Living. This question was asked several times and we received no reply.

After March 31st, when North Valley Hospital turns the homes of the 28 residents

into office space, (oh, but they don’t really know what they are using the building for) I hope all the Senior Managers, get an office with a view. My Mom’s room (305) only had a view of the parking lot but the sun shines nicely through the window in the afternoon.

These leaders of North Valley Hospital were not found to have done anything illegal, but they most certainly have done something morally wrong. As I am moving my Mother out of town I will try to keep my emotions in check.

Kathy Rawley

Tax Payer – Citizen of Public Hospital District #4

Can’t name savings from closing AL