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Should area residents donate money to help Lawrence Memorial Hospital expand?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on November 7, 2004

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Photo of Cathy Owens

“Yes, because that’s where we are going to end up if we get hurt. We probably want it to be the best it can be when we need to use it.”

Photo of David Omar

“It’s a commercial hospital and a business, but at the same time I would be willing to kick in a little, because I use the hospital just like everybody else.”

Photo of John Bighorse

“I think the public should. I’ve been there and done that in my experience with hospitals, and expanding the hospital will do nothing but benefit the community.”

Photo of Deanna McWilliams

“I think so. We need a good hospital so we don’t have to go to Kansas City or Topeka. The new departments at the hospital are great, so we should keep advancing.”

Comments

lunacydetector 10 years, 1 month ago

actually i agree with sally jesse raphael.

lunacydetector 10 years, 1 month ago

A 'privately owned' hospital should be allowed to enter the community, so LMH would have some competition, thus help keep rising healthcare costs in check. plus their quality of care would be forced to get better.

a liberal community like lawrence should welcome lowered healthcare costs, after all, that's what heir kerry wanted.

pelliott 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm surprised a banker doesn't know that LMH isn't comercial. The last comercial competition went belly up leaving patients and venders gasping. I just hope the expansion is NOT all brass and hallway like the last spend fest by lmh board. The entrance is taj mahal, the rooms and nursing actually went down. Good nursing is more nurses paid competitively. NOT Less nurses abused.

Adam 10 years, 1 month ago

I've donated enough money to the hospital, every time I visited it!. Once I was prescribed a medication that I had violent allergic reactions to for months afterward. Once I had an outbreak and went to the emergency room to get a shot of epinephrine. My eyes were completely swollen shut, so my roommate had to take me. They refused to treat me because I didn't have insurance, and had unpaid bills from my last visit. So much for the hypocratic oath.

missmagoo 10 years, 1 month ago

I would just like to let the JW staff know that it is the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, not Kansas University..

get it right.

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