“This merger is all about who gets to decide where and how you get your medical care. Unless Grass Valley is somehow protected from trends that are impacting everybody else, it probably means you’ll get less of your future care in a hospital setting and more of it in clinics, doctors’ offices, surgery centers and even drug stores. . . .We should be thankful we’re relatively close to the Sacramento area.” — The Union columnist George Boardman
Boardman is referring to Dignity Health’s previously announced merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity owns our local hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.
But when you read the column, it is nothing more than sheer speculation based on generalities — without even bothering to contact the hospital for comment.
It’s reckless journalism at best. Is this what The Union calls “community journalism?” LOL.