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Letters to the Editor

May 9, 2014

LETTERS FOR MAY 9, 2014: Nisly offers his thanks

Nisly offers his thanks

Thank you to every person in Indiana’s 22nd House District who voted in Tuesday’s Indiana primary election. It takes active, voting citizens to empower a representative republic such as ours, and you did your part.

I am very honored, humbled and grateful to accept the Republican nomination for Indiana House District 22.

I am pleased with the broad range of support that our campaign has gathered. During the general election phase of this campaign, I look forward to meeting many more voters and I pledge to continue to listen respectfully.

— Curt Nisly

Goshen

Why is hospital giving away money?

What is the purpose of a hospital? Is it to care for injured and seriously ill patients?

What is IU Health Goshen doing (IU Health Goshen awards grants to 46 nonprofits, The Goshen News, May 2)? They are charging difficult amounts from those of us who need help while struggling to survive financially to pay the huge cost of a hospital visit. It charges us so much more than it needs to care for us that it is giving away $269,000 to 46 non-profits that are being supported by our community for different purposes.

This is not the purpose of a hospital. The patient’s needs are what matter. Why does IU Goshen Health charge us so much to give away?

— Margarie Miller

Goshen

Nurses lead the way

I am very pleased to recognize an extraordinary group of employees at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System who dedicate their many skills, talents and expertise in caring for veterans with genuine compassion — our nursing staff.

As we celebrate National Nurses’ Week with the national theme “Nurses Lead The Way,” let us be reminded that VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has more than 500 nurses within our facility who have worked very hard to earn degrees of varying levels for the direct care they provide. Our nurses take the job of helping and healing to new heights.

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    July 31, 2014

  • LETTERS: Churches shouldn’t compromise God’s word

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    July 25, 2014

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    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 20, 2014

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    July 18, 2014

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