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Opinion: Tahoe Forest’s Schapper should be out by January’s end

In response to Karen Sessler’s guest column, “Schapper decision made in best interest of health care district,” in the Thursday, Jan. 22, edition of the Bonanza:

1. Schapper should be completely and cleanly gone from the administration by the end of January. There is no value for the TFHD in keeping him around in any capacity; and considerable potential harm in transitioning him out. This should be a clean break for the administrative health of our hospital district.

2. No Schapper hire should be designated as CEO, even temporarily. Again, a clean break. A non-Schapper interim chief administrator can be quickly found if not already in our administration.

3. The Hospital Board should rely on an independent oversight administrator or auditor to help it understand what the Tahoe Forest administration is doing and should be required to do. This check and balance, more than anything, will prevent the disasters of the past from recurring, and is especially important during this transition.

4. Our Hospital District’s attorney should be separate and independent from the hospital in all respects; and not from our community. This is easily accomplished. Not to do so creates an unconscionable conflict of interest.

Again, for the health of our Hospital District, it needs to be a clean break from the past.

Lawrence A. Danto, MD


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