For more than 20 years, RVMC has been a leader in providing quality in-home care for the valley's most vulnerable patients; our families, friends and neighbors whose poor health keeps them home-bound.
RVMC Home Health Services provides our community with a crucial service; a seamless progression from hospital discharge to home. Home Health Services provides skilled cardiac nurses, wound care specialists, physical/occupational/speech therapists, medical social workers and certified nurses' aides seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Now RVMC administrators are planning to sell Home Care Services to an outside for-profit agency. If it is sold, the quality of care these patients receive will decline and access to nursing care to the home-bound will be determined by profit rather than real need.
Our community, our families and our neighbors deserve access to the high-quality care RVMC Home Health Services is known for. I want to urge RVMC to keep Home Health Services. Our community deserves it. — Holly Freeman, RN, Ashland
Sgt. Long's Sunday letter criticizing Rush Limbaugh is a testament to our society's "gotcha" mentality and willingness to react to words taken out of context or otherwise misrepresented.
I heard Limbaugh's comments. In the very same breath that Limbaugh said he wanted President Obama to fail, he also was specific that he wanted Obama's bad policies to fail, and that if the president were to promote tax policies already proven to be successful as economic stimulus, he would be very supportive.
He went on to say that he wanted very much for America to succeed and felt that President Obama's policies would ensure America's lack of success. His words were civil and very specific.
Unfortunately, we live in a society that has become coarse in its dialogue and too many people jump at the chance to lash out before they know what they're talking about. It's all right for Sgt. Long to disagree with Limbaugh, but he looks truly foolish when he accuses him of things that are the polar opposite of what he actually said. His complete comments are readily available to read on the Internet and I suggest Sgt. Long read them. — Kristin O'Driscoll, Jacksonville
I enjoyed your piece titled "Stewart hammers Cramer on 'The Daily Show' "in the March 13 edition; however, the article misquotes Jon Stewart in a way that completely misrepresents his meaning.
In the interview, Stewart actually said regular people's stocks and 401(k)s were "capitalizing your adventure." Stewart's point was that regular peoples' investment funds provided the capital that Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers squandered on extremely risky investments that ultimately collapsed; nonetheless, the professional investors got rich while many "regular people" lost their life savings.
However, your article misquoted Stewart as saying regular people's stocks and 401(k)s were "capitalizing on your adventure" which implies that regular people somehow benefited from Wall Street's excesses, which is the exact opposite of the point Stewart was making, not just during this interview, but during his week-long critique of CNBC and Cramer's "Mad Money" show. Thanks for allowing me to bring this error to your attention. — Andre Allen, Ashland
The WOPR supports family-wage jobs, supports local wood for our building needs (instead of importing our wood from countries without sustainable practices), supports thinning our overcrowded forests, helps reduce threat of wildfire and most of all supports county services.
Exaggerated claims have some scared that it overreaches. Read the document. Proposals are sustainable, good for the environment and good for our community.
Ask legislators to support the WOPR. — Sue Kupillas, Medford