Financial problems aside, Moab Regional Hospital has been of great benefit to the community in attracting outstanding doctors and healthcare professionals to assist the excellent doctors already in our midst.
One of the new physicians is an exceptionally talented surgeon who successfully replaced both of my son’s knees. He is also very congenial and quite concerned with his patients. Another new doctor provides quality care for my mother-in-law, a resident of Canyonlands Care Center. Patient and caring, these new doctors are fine members of the medical profession and our community.
I certainly hope the financial problems of the hospital will not affect our ability to retain the fine medical professionals and staff members now part of the Moab community. Perhaps some members of our community, with economic or financial expertise, could be persuaded to volunteer their time and experience to help solve the problem.
I would certainly have more confidence in a group of local people than in an outside consulting firm. From my experience, a consultant is merely someone living more than 50 miles from here who has a briefcase.