Who exactly are the 25% of "voters" that think Northside should be closed? Are you kidding me? What is your motivation?
Vindy you should be ashamed running this type of poll AGAIN!!! After such a positive pro-Northside editorial yesterday. What gives? With the economy going down the tubes, why would anyone wish for another business to close, especially in Youngstown? Adding another few thousand to the already unemployed in this area is terrible. I know the newspaper business is having some hard times these days, too. Vindy may be hit next? What would happen if we no longer had a Vindicator? Would we buy the Tribune or the Cleveland Plain Dealer or would it be the Akron Beacon? How about a poll on that? Do we need the Vindicator?
Perhaps they ran the poll AGAIN because its still a clear topic of concern in our area. Thank them not ignoring it. Besides, the poll AGAIN shows 'we the people' want it
Closing Northside would put people out of work and overload St. E's . A new operating plan is needed along with new management .
Northside needs to remain open giving the community healthcare choices in this valley. If you recall, as of Sept 15th this facility was finally operating at a break even point and capable of standing on its own. This was due to the fine work of the skilled staff under the leadership of Mr. Pishkur. These individuals worked tirelessly to make that happen. They deserve to continue their progress to victory and we deserve their award winning patient care. Its a win win for our valley. Hats off to all of you at Northside.
News flash: St. E's emergency is already overloaded. If normal clinics existed and/or there was some kind of basic health care for everyone, maybe the emergency rooms would not be cluttered with people who do NOT have an emergency......of course right now with the flu epidemic, that would be the exception.
Why don't we have a poll to close St. EZ? Do people understand the effect on healthcare buy closing any hospital?Why is it fashionable to designate Northside in this discussion and not St Ez?Access and quality healthcare are life and death matters people wake up this is no joking matter.Community BEWARE!Your life or your loved ones may be at stake!
If you understand the situation then you must also know that Northside is now financially profitable and the question from following this situation is basically very simple. It is wall street v/s main street. They “Forum” filed a plan of reorganization that shows all 3 hospitals profitable for the next three years that was reviewed by all as workable. Then why not implement it to have access to health care and the banks get paid? Go to MBIA’s web site and you will see why, they need cash now for all the bad loans they are covering. Thus wall street sells liquidates our local hospitals for cash now, and we in main street get to pick up the tap and pay the highest price of all. So your comment about St Ez becomes relevant in that if Northside can be profitable then why shouldn’t it, if the only problem is making money? We the public need to wake up, not meaning cause any panic. But this situation is very concerning to say the least. What should we do? Why not start with holding our elected officials accountable for not getting involved in this thing. We should all start calling them and request action from them in the form of insisting they get involved by insisting they support the plan of reorganization that allows these hospitals to continue to be open and pay their loans back as well. The editorial in Saturdays paper asked the question where are all the politicians? If the politicians don’t get involved why vote for them?? What better cause than allow access to healthcare and choice for our community?? Hope this helps not leave you hanging quail.
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