Letter to the State Employees Association of North Carolina

Below is the contents of a letter which Julia Olson-Boseman, Chairman, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and Jason Thompson, Chairman, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees have sent to Robert Broome, Executive Director, State Employees Association of NC.  You can download the Letter to SEANC here.

Dear Mr. Broome,

Few issues are as important to the citizens of Southeastern North Carolina as the future of the healthcare system that serves it. For that reason, a committee of 21 area citizens has been given the task of evaluating how to best position New Hanover Regional Medical Center to meet the growing needs of this area.

The NHRMC Partnership Advisory Group, working on behalf of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and NHRMC Board of Trustees, is deliberately and openly working through the process of evaluating all options for the system, including remaining independent, restructuring, and/or partnering with another organization.

No decision or recommendation has been made. Yet, your organization is running a commercial in the Wilmington market claiming there is a plan to sell to a for-profit health system.  This is a clear effort to distort a local issue to advance your political agenda.

We urge you to stop spreading misinformation. Your attacks on New Hanover Regional Medical Center are unwarranted and insulting to the people doing the hard work to deliver and protect high quality, affordable health care in this region.

Your members deserve better, more honest representation.

Sincerely,

Julia Olsen
Julia Olson-Boseman
Chair, New Hanover County
Board of Commissioners

Jason Thompson
Chairman, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Board of Trustees