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Opinion: Vote for John Mohun for Tahoe Forest hospital board

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I am concerned about the future of Tahoe Forest Hospital. There seems to be a mentality among the Administration and some of the Board Members that supports “Build it and they will come”; “Provide a special service and they will come”; and “Bring us a shiny rock and we will give you money.”

What the hospital folks don’t want us to believe is that patients are leaving the area and getting health care any place but Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Well, patients are leaving, many due to the high costs of being treated at TFH. In order to make up the cash losses, Tahoe Forest Hospital keeps raising prices to cover their costs because they don’t seem to have the patient traffic to finance a handsomely paid staff, including doctors.

The election for 2 Board members is just around the corner. It is clear that 2 of the candidates, Randy Hill and Alyce Wong, are ”establishment” candidates. Hill and Wong have the support of those who would most benefit from their election and that would not be, us, the Community.

The campaign finance disclosure form 460 for candidate Randy Hill reveals an excess of $37,000 from a handful of people who have a financial stake in the hospital. I am worried and you should be too.

I am going to vote for John Mohun for the hospital Board. John is the only Board Member who has consistently had the courage to speak out about questionable decisions by other Board Members and the Administration.

Without John Mohun, the Board will become puppets for those who gain personally at expense of the Community. Who is going to speak for us? John Mohun will speak for us. John will continue to demand transparency and honesty at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Lynne Larson

Truckee