This is an absolutely ridiculous question. Yes, of course, the Tri-Cities needs both Kadlec and KGH! The community needs to have a choice as well as physicians and employees wanting to work at the two facilities. If we didn't have the two facilities there would be no competition, and the price of our health care would sky rocket. The Tri-Cities continues to grow as well as our population, and one facility can't take care of all the needs our community demands. The new Southridge hospital is crucial to the future of the Tri-Cities, so it can provide the community with cost effective and high-quality healthier for many years to come.
Kadlec needs to take a step back, quit acting so childish and worry about what is best for its own facility, patients, physicians and employees. Quit worrying about KGH's finances and what they are doing. Stay on your own side of the city, and take care of your own!
-- ROBIN MEARNS, Kennewick