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Re: “(Not) For Profit

I think you need to check your facts better. Sandra Bruce started 3-4 years before the merger between Holy Cross and Mercy Medical that created Trinity Health. The other 3/4 owners of MRI Center of Idaho are or were radiology physicians. There is an active appeal in progress and Saint Alphonsus legally can not tell it's side of the story. Every day good, hard working people get up and go to work at Saint Alphonsus or one of it's for-profit, taxed partnerships like IMI. Yes, I was one of them. I'm proud of the work I did when I worked there and I know that my colleagues continue to put their best effort into working to improve the health of the community and living the Mission of Saint Alphonsus. This article overshadows all the good work of several thousand employees do every day by focusing on the short-sighted decisions one individual may have made. Just as in our personal lives, a profit on paper is rarely a real profit. In hospitals like Saint Als and St Lukes it quickly goes right back into the care of community - buying newer equipment, providing services to the under or un-insured or people in remote areas, renovating older buildings or building new when it can't be repaired any more. Perhaps the Boise Weekly will do more good to focus more on health insurance companies that are dictating how doctors and hospitals can treat their patients instead of the patients working with their providers to decide how best to care for themselves or the physician-owned, for-profit care facilities that are taking away highly paid insurance cases from hospitals like Saint Alphonsus or St Lukes, leaving them with less resources to care for the under or un-insured.

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Posted by Sarah Bratley on 05/29/2008 at 3:14 PM

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