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General News · 14th September 2010
Kirstie Overhill
I have carefully read the notice from the CCHA Executive to the Cortes community posted on the Tideline web site. In brief, the information that has been provided in this letter is incorrect. If this is the basis of the Board’s decisions, then they are being misled.

On July 5, 2010, I wrote to the CCHA Board requesting mediation. I wrote, “Some of the items for discussion would include trust issues, clarified relationships, and policies to support sustainability of providers and programs.” I still believe that discussion is urgently needed.

My husband and I managed the clinic operations for eleven years and in that time amassed a level of experience that I would hope would be useful to any board as they take on their new challenge. At this point it appears I will not be returning to work on Cortes Island. My wish is to encourage excellence in health care for Cortes Island, which includes a supportive and healthy environment for future physicians and staff. My concerns about sustainability of physician services are shared independently by others. I believe firmly that in refusing to meet with me, the CCHA Board has not solved their problems – they have merely silenced the messenger.