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Why I’m Not A Journalist

March 26, 2012

It was 5% not 15%. That was a significant difference that a journalist wouldn’t get wrong. And, that fact alone would make the previous blog I wrote better if not for the fact that it wasn’t the only inaccuracy.

I was told – not by anybody official – that there was 200 signatures turned in. So, it seemed safe to surmise that the required number – in the 150 range – would be met. It wasn’t.

I won’t comment on the true number that was reached because I would most likely get that wrong too. But, it did fall short of the required number.

The Stafford County Hospital folks, as well as Stafford County residents in general, should be very happy with this morning’s news – but also realize that another chance for success is probably the last chance.

And, I promise to refrain from writing about numbers forever more.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kay Kinnamon permalink
    March 26, 2012 3:37 pm

    I just hope that there is someway to save our hospital. We need it here in Stafford County. There are so many of us “older” folks that need to have a hospital close by. Surely, there is some way to save it. If the last article I read was correct, it would only raise my taxes by about $12 a year to support the hospital. That is a very small price to pay to have a hospital so close. The nurses there are wonderful, we love Fritz Farmer, Jill, Calvin and all of the other PA’s and doctors who are on call. We just need our hospital.

    • March 26, 2012 4:34 pm

      We saw how bad things could get with the wrong person at the helm. That’s probably the case with any business. Even with the right management team in place – which is what I believe is the case now – it will have to be operated to perfection to work financially. And, people in the county – all people – need to understand how using the hospital is like putting their money right back in their own pocket.

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