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Hospital: Other candidate represents conflict

What is going on at Whidbey General Hospital? I am a registered nurse, live one half mile away from the hospital, but happily join scores of health care professionals who choose to not work at WGH and commute to Seattle by ferry every day of the week, coming and going on virtually every ferry. It simply is not a very good hospital and it is incredibly poorly managed by the administration.

I am not concerned about Dr. Zaveruhu joining the hospital commissioner race, and suspect he did so out of concern that the only other person on the ballot will be Amy Ayers, former member of the hospital’s administrative “team.” I see a far more serious conflict of interest with Mrs. Ayers running for this position. She just recently retired from a position on the administrative team, and could be considered complicitous with the CEO and CFO who are in the middle of this hospital’s deterioration.

It is very sad to see Doc Z treated poorly by this hospital. He may just be the one person strong enough to stand up against this failing administration.

One thing that I am sure Doc Z is aware of, and the one thing that the voters need to know about WGH, is that administration will write and change policy to fit their needs. Should Doc Z win the election, I fear what WGH would do to him.

Island County deserves better. Every person who chooses to be treated at this hospital or work at this hospital deserves better.

Rebecca Baker

Coupeville

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