It's good to see the new chair of the Jefferson County Legislature has an agenda and priorities for her stewardship of county government. Carolyn Fitzpatrick has long been active in civic affairs and her interest in projects like Mercy Healthcare is a hopeful development. She currently represents the district Mercy sits in and developing strategies for the future is something we all are working on.
That is why I felt it so important for all decision makers to tour the facility which is slated for closure in 2013 and both Ms. Fitzpatrick and I have listed it as the top item on priority lists for our respective bodies.
There are honest differences of opinion on how we got to this point, but as a believer in playing the hand your are dealt, it is important to have this broad consensus that something be done.
The next step are meetings of various stakeholders to sort out where we are and the first of those meetings will occur shortly.
Ms. Fitzpatrick is well known and liked in government circles and has the stature needed to lead the County on several fronts.
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