Hospital and Dr. Phelps Still Tense
Last week, community members heard that Dr. Phelps was considering leaving the hospital named for his father because of disagreements with the board. Read more about it here.
Consequently, last Thursday’s meeting was packed with supporters. Tomorrow’s meeting is likely to be similarly crowded because the following letter was sent out:
Friends,I am asking you to attend and/or speak at the public comment section of the Healthcare District Bd. meeting this Thursday, May 6 at 4 pm re: your feelings about keeping Dr. Phelps at the District. So many of you turned out for the last meeting and it was moving and awesome. If you missed the chance, or would like a second chance to speak, then this Thursday at 4 pm is your opportunity.After public comment the board will go to closed session to hear Dr. Phelp’s personnel issues which is of course confidential.One thing is clear: there are two board members who have stated that the Healthcare District would be fine without Dr. Phelps. The reasons for their feelings I hesitate to speculate. But there is no question that not everyone on the board feels as strongly as Ed Smith and I do about keeping Dr. Phelps on staff, as absurd as it may sound.And that ambivalence, in my opinion, is the reason that our executive committee members Nancy Wilson and Mike Thompson original refused Dr. Phelps and opportunity to speak to them about his personnel issues that he can not resolve with the Administrator, Harry Jaspar.So I hope to see you and call if you have any questions: 707/223-3788Darryl CherneyHealthcare District Board memberWriting as an individual