Ten of so years ago, the residents of Kennewick and Richland voted against consolidation of KGH and Kadlec hospitals. They felt the people deserved options for their health care. Physicians and residents still need choices of where they practice and where they receive their care. A monopoly is unhealthy and comes with all sorts of issues we do not want.
What I cannot understand is why Kadlec, with its bully tactics, is trying so hard to squeeze out KGH.
Let each hospital flourish. Each hospital seems to have its niche. Kadlec wants to be big and KGH is recognized for its high-quality caring service. With more than 250,000 aging residents in the area there is plenty for both hospitals.
-- DAVE EASLEY, Kennewick