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December 18, 2023

Dear Editor, My Take on the New Hospital Project Now that I am being asked to contribute to the new hospital project, and as someone who was involved in healthcare for 40 years, I would like to discuss some important considerations for evaluating the new hospital project. To date, I have stayed neutral simply because I have not seen the financial projections which I am told will soon be available. It was also a personal decision to stay out of the fray, having been in the trenches for so many years.

During my career I was involved in many building projects, including new nursing homes (2), an assisted living facility, a major hospital addition, clinics (3), and many more hospital additions. Like Scobey’s proposed hospital project, these building projects were part of what Medicare defines as a Crit...