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Tue, July 23

Letter: Praise for YRMC

Editor:

I would like to thank Dr. Parsons for his “Talk of the Town”, re: the “C” grade given to YRMC. I was taken aback by that article. There was no mention of where the organization received its data from, or who they are, and what their professional credentials are.

I worked for 16 years as an administrator for a health care provider, so I do understand how health care organizations receive ratings. It seemed more like a smear of our local hospital than a report of actual facts.

After reading the article about the rating and then reading about Dr. Parsons’ experience in health care and his experience of outside organizations trying to blackmail — I use that word because it seems that way to me — our local hospital, I did learn something new. It has been over 20 years since I left the health care sector, so it appears something new has sprung up, and it is not professional; it sounds downright criminal to me, my opinion only.

My experience of our local YRMC has been positive, and I look for things others may not. I look at how Medicare rates providers and how state licensing rates them. An outside organization that did not do its own audit has no credibility at all.

I do want to say to Prescott and Prescott Valley residents, take that original article with a grain of salt. Please listen to others who know how things work in the health care sector and this rating was bogus; again, my opinion.

Thank you again Dr. Parsons for your succinct comments.

Linda Wolf

Prescott

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