Memorial Commission holding town hall meeting

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The Memorial Citizens’ Commission is asking for the public’s help.

The Commission announced today it will conduct a town hall meeting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 314 W. Bijou Ave.

A presentation and question-and-answer session begin at 6 p.m.

The Commission was tasked in February with making a recommendation to Colorado Springs City Council about future ownership and governance of the hospital.

The town hall will include presentations from the Citizens’ Commission and its national consultant, Larry Singer, about options and alternatives being considered for Memorial, along with decision-making criteria.

The commissioners are scheduled to make a recommendation to city council at the end of the calendar year.

One Response to Memorial Commission holding town hall meeting

  1. I would like to attend the session, but I won’t be able to because of other conditions. I’m not sure I understand why the city has to get rid of it.

    First of all, am I wrong that is among the highest rated hospitals in the country?
    Secondly, when was the last time the city had to add money to its budget?
    Thirdly, I have been a patient in Memorial Main many, many times; Memorial sleepclinic; Memorial clinics at Union and Research; Memorial clinics at Printers Park; and one stay at Memorial North. From the Doctors at tthe top of the ladders to the cleaning people, they all have been courteous and concerned. The education and transparency that the nurses and doctors have providded has been extremely well done.

    I just don’t undestand the need to sell it. If the city wants to get rid of it, then they should immediately get rid of the utilities also. And that would make about as much sense as the oil spill.

    Please don’t get rid of it. I have lived here for more than 30 years counting 6 years in the 60’s and returning in ’83. I’m not a social conservative, but I consider myself a fiscal conservative. To sell it to another hospital is a poor solution in my mind. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, is the old saying. Is it broken? Wait til the time comes when it looks like it will be a liability to the tax payer and then do something about it.

    Eugene Finkelstein
    June 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm