I wasn't expecting the Imperial Valley Press to say anything good about the Heffernan Memorial District board on Jan. 7 in Our Opinion.
I think it's a little to early to judge the newly elected board members with one month serving on the board. I'm very pleased with the few meetings we've had. There are many issues to be resolved and I'm positive that we can do it.
The community has suffered great damage and lost its confidence. I have no doubt we need a good functioning hospital with sophisticated equipment, lab, X-ray, pharmacy and other departments. My first priority is to assure the community that we are making efforts and using skills to do just that.
This is not the only or first city in which some problems caused a hospital to close. If we point our finger and ask who is responsible for this, we will only be wasting our time. Instead let us focus on the problems and try to resolve them.