As of Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Kudos to 16th District State Rep. Bill Jenkin for his recent call to amicably end the Prosser hospital’s lawsuit again Northwest Community Foundation (formerly Prosser Memorial Hospital Foundation). Mr. Jenkin’s non-partisan comments demonstrated true leadership and concern for the greater Prosser community.
He is correct in saying personal negotiations, not lawsuits, are the best way to resolve issues.
NWCF has offered to turn over hospital-specific endowments to the hospital’s new foundation, so why not settle? It’s the fair and right thing to do.
As a taxpayer, I am seeking public records from the Prosser hospital to see how much of our tax money has been spent on this senseless suit. I encourage other taxpayers to ask questions and express concerns to our elected hospital commissioners: Stephen Kenny, chairman; Glenn Bestebreur, secretary; Dr. Sharon Dietrich, Susan Reams, Keith Sattler, Brandon Bowden and Kit Watson.
The next hospital commission meeting is 7 p.m., Jan 25 in the hospital conference room. It’s time for answers.