St. Luke’s has threatened to move some services to Meridian if its expansion plan, including closure of Jefferson Street, is not approved. They have not threatened to close their downtown hospital. If Jefferson Street remains open, we can still have an excellent, state-of-the-art hospital downtown with emergency, surgery and inpatient services, where we can take ourselves and our loved ones for care.
I am concerned that many of our residents do not understand that there are other options for building an expansion. But St. Luke’s refuses to consider them, and they have probably spent in excess of a $100,000 on a media campaign to convince Boise that it is in our best interests to support their plan as is. And they are counting on people not having the time or energy to learn the other side of the story.
Mary Hamerly, Boise
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