Downtown doesn’t have any more room for St. Luke’s expansion. Meridian has plenty of room with more open areas for expanding. Does Boise want its downtown identity to be “hospital,” or a nice variety of eateries and eclectic shops that make Boise’s downtown interesting and fun?
On another note, why aren’t the hospitals’ nonprofit status held to the same standards that the Idaho Humane Society, Idaho Foodbank and Idaho Youth Ranch are? It seems like a mega business that continues to use a loophole that should be closed. Wow, just think of the tax dollars the state could really use. Nonprofits are supposed to better the community, not just themselves.
Sasha Finley, Boise
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