On Monday, an announcement was made that a new corporation is being formed for the sole purpose of opposing a public evaluation of all options for strengthening healthcare in this region.
Organized opposition to any form of potential partnership or affiliation, without knowledge of what it could bring to this region, threatens to overshadow and minimize the critical work being done by a group of citizens who have volunteered their time to carefully explore how to support NHRMC in fulfillment of its mission.
The 21-member Partnership Advisory Group, with representatives from across our community, has just begun its work to understand the issues at stake in this important question. No proposals have been solicited or received to provide a basis for assuming the right course of action.
We urge all members of the community to refrain from a rush to judgement and allow the Partnership Advisory Group to do its work, evaluating all options, considering all facts, and making a recommendation for the NHRMC Board of Trustees, New Hanover County Commissioners, and public to review and thoughtfully consider, with an open mind and a determination to do what is right.
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