Dear Beaver Supporters, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
and we believe a potential change in leadership will be discussed again at that meeting. Also important, the Hospital Board will be meeting at 5:00 p.m.
to consider appointment of a new interim CEO.
Given what is at stake, we think these meetings on September 12 are critical, and ask you to join us to express your support for a change in leadership at the Hospital Board and for selection of the right candidate for CEO. Tuesday is the right time to come and your attendance may make all of the difference.
Speak at the public comment, make and carry a sign in support of change or just express how you feel by showing up.
Come early. The first meeting starts at 4 pm, but Beaver representatives will be there by 3:00 with tents for shade and ice cold water and lemonade.
I wish to end this letter by reiterating our appreciation of Dr. Kaibel's service to the Hospital. At the same time, the trust of so many doctors and now the community has been broken and we need someone new at the helm to help start a dialogue and a plan for the future.
This is about your healthcare. We need your voices to join with us on Tuesday.
Very truly yours,
Richard Hill, M.D.
President, Beaver Medical Clinic, Inc.
We are on the verge of meaningful change at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, but we need your help to make sure it happens.
Mark Turner’s decision to resign created the first real opportunity in some time for this community to move forward with a fresh start and a new approach. We thank him for that decision. Now, we are pleased to see there is serious discussion of a change in leadership at the Hospital Board too. That change is just as important. Real change cannot happen with one and not the other. Not surprisingly, it is still business as usual, even since Mr. Turner's announcement. Our doctors are still being ignored and attacked.
Last Friday, the District Board formally agendized discussion of a "potential action regarding Hospital Board leadership." We applaud them for their courage in setting this item for discussion. At the meeting, each of District Board Chair Lynn Baldi, District Board Vice-Chair Estelle Lewis and District Board member Dennis Tankersley publically stated the view that it was time for a change in leadership. They reported that several requests of Dr. Kaibel to resign for the good of the community have been ignored or declined.
Though a vote of no confidence was considered, no vote was made. The District Board, however, will be meeting again on