We have long advocated the mercy killing of the Heffernan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Now a board member is suggesting that the board slit its own wrists and put itself out of existence. What a wonderful idea!
The Heffernan board members get paid for governing a hospital in Calexico that doesn't exist, hasn't treated patients since 1998 and did so only intermittently in the years prior to the closure. Nothing on the horizon indicates there will be anything resembling a medical facility in the hospital building in the near future. So what does the Heffernan board govern?
Heffernan Trustee David Ouzan has gained a reputation in Calexico over the years as one who speaks his mind and does so with little filtering. Ouzan this week advocated doing away with the hospital board. He will make his proposal to dismantle the body during a board meeting tonight.
Ouzan said of the hospital's situation, "I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel." Heck, we don't even see the tunnel. We congratulate Ouzan on volunteering to take money out of his own pocket and his name out of the local spotlight in order to do the right thing.