It’s happening, again. I moved here recently from the tiny town of Chamberlain, S.D., where we, too, had a wonderful, small community-owned hospital that had been struggling financially. We, too, unfortunately, hired Quorum, as has Down East Community Hospital in Machias.
It was a fiasco. The very same thing happened. Good things at first – bringing in doctors and equipment and all – and then, the bad things began to happen. Our community was in an uproar, and eventually our community-owned hospital was lost.
The opposition to Quorum in Chamberlain was well-documented in the local paper, the Chamberlain Register.
Linda E. Pletka