Kennewick General Hospital's financing needs a new evaluation? Are you kidding me? How much clearer can it be?
The money is there and all the principals are happy with the deal. Everyone wins, especially the community, which will get a beautiful new, state-of-the-art hospital. And why does the state need to be involved in hospitals anyway?
It appears that the state is grossly overstepping its bounds with the Certificate of Need Program. If any hospital thinks it need more beds or a bigger facility to serve the community, and the operators think they can fill those beds, then let the free-enterprise system reign.
And finally, after all of their failed lawsuits, why do these last-minute questions have the smell of another impoverished hospital in the Tri-Cities behind them? Let that facility put its own financial house in order before it throws stones at another (more successful?) enterprise that's on its way to providing new medical services to the Tri-Cities.
BILL NELSON, Prosser