By ANDY & ALICIA BARR | Truckee

When considering the vibrancy of a community, two of the biggest factors are healthcare and education. We are extremely proud to look at those factors in Truckee/Tahoe and realize how fortunate we are, and how it is no accident. Our community has placed these as a priority, demonstrated by its votes, actions, and lifestyles. Randy Hill has demonstrated excellence in leadership to the community for the last six years on our school board, and as parents of an adolescent, we are grateful. Randy is now stepping up to help lead our hospital at a time when excellence in leadership couldn’t be more crucial given our national healthcare scene.

We all love this community, and this community deserves the highest quality medical care. We deserve local care whenever possible including obstetrics, orthopedics, cancer treatment at the Tahoe Forest Health System state-of-the-art cancer center, proactive health and wellness, and more. We deserve a hospital that has intelligent, respectful, and effective governance balancing the enormous legal, financial, and patient care challenges that exist in every hospital. That balance must always be weighed in favor of the patient regarding quality outcomes and breadth of local treatment while still navigating the real financial challenges. It is mistaken and disingenuous to suggest that this balance can be achieved by reverting to a simple basic services hospital, reducing existing services, and dismantling programs that provide high quality care and financial support. Randy Hill is the candidate that can help our community achieve the right balance.

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We all have something to gain personally by electing Randy to the hospital board, which is why we personally support his efforts in this election. We all gain through the continuation and even improvement of the high quality rural healthcare we have and through the improved governance of the hospital.

 

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