This is a call for calm in Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo, because there are so many people who depend on the nonprofit health care agency's services throughout the Imperial Valley and beyond.
The future of the agency may be getting shaky. And that is bad news for the beneficiaries of the services Clinicas provides.
Amid the chaos that was the Clinicas' board meeting Thursday night, five of 14 board members resigned. Those resignations come as Clinicas has no director, plus Clinicas could be facing some penalties from the state based on failing to meet provisions of a loan agreement.
Clinicas needs experienced leadership now. For that reason we think those five board members who resigned did so mistakenly. Yes, we understand there was a lot of pressure from employees to do so and much animosity on the board, mixed with a sense of bewilderment, but resignations will not solve the problem. In this case we think they will make tough times even more difficult.