What makes this deal more promising for our future?
We have been facing a real danger that our hospital would become a shell, leaving us without inpatient or emergency services. That’s happened in many communities throughout the country. The new deal means guaranteed emergency services, with no interruptions, and the promise of a brand new outpatient health center that is attractive to patients and health care providers, and delivers all the services we really need. Another plus is that we get to develop the land where the hospital sits now for other kinds of services that could bring more businesses into the heart of downtown.