Yes to hospital district | Letters

We support the establishment of a public hospital district. Over the past 26 years, we have lived here, we have watched the many iterations of our medical care system on Orcas Island. We’ve had fine doctors throughout the time we have lived here, but what we haven’t had is the ongoing assurance of after-hours urgent care. Only the very generous donations of a few community members paid for periodic 24-hour doctor coverage in past years.

We believe it is time for us to come together as a community to fix this for the peace of mind of families with young children, older residents, and everyone else who lives here. Please join us in supporting a public hospital district.

Ed and Kristen Wilson

Orcas Island