Dr. Mark Phelps and Healthcare District Board at Loggerheads
Thursday’s Healthcare District Board meeting at 1pm should be tense. Dr. Mark Phelps, lead physician, is “considering leaving.” And Mike Thompson from the board executive committee has “suggested that the clinic will do fine without him.”
Below is a letter from Darryl Cherney asking community members to attend and support Phelps.
I am pleading with you to attend the next Healthcare District Board meeting this Thursday, April 28 at 1 pm to express your opinion and to support Dr. Phelps in his quest for administrative sanity and to remain at our institution.
Our community physician–Dr. Mark Phelps–has suffered too much at the hands of the Healthcare District and is considering leaving.
He has outlined his latest specifics and requested a meeting with the board in closed session, as this is a personnel matter. The board executive committee–Nancy Wilson and Mike Thompson--have refused his request. Mike Thompson has even suggested that the clinic will do fine without him. In my opinion, hundreds of patients would flock to wherever he went next, including myself.
The reason for the refusal has been couched in fabricated legal premises that are actually the opposite of what is actually legally allowed and advised. I am personally tired of arguing the basic facts with Mike “Stonewall” Thompson and Nancy Wilson when the real mission is to provide quality health care in the form of expanded services and better treatment of staff.
I have written a letter asking that our administrator and two executive committee members resign in order to save our hospital. The passive aggressive mumbo jumbo is more than I or any normal human being should have to withstand.
And for the record, I am not running for reelection, so if any of you are interested, contact me and I’ll run you through the ropes to get on the ballot.
Please call me at 707/223 3788 if you have any questions.
For better healthcare for all,