by Phillip Manning ~ July 10th, 2013
Text was edited Thursday, July 11th to correct a typographical error on the part of KTNA.
The following is the full text of the letter received by KTNA from the Sunshine Community Health Center Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 10th.
The Board of Directors of Sunshine Community Health Center takes very seriously its role in fulfilling the clinic’s mission to “offer accessible proactive, quality healthcare regardless of an ability to pay.” The Board appreciates the important role that SCHC has in the lives of its patients. We are in receipt of numerous letters and communications from the community, and want to assure the community that those letters are being distributed to Board members for their review. Due to the confidential nature of contract and personnel issues, details that are being requested will not be appropriate to release to the public. The decision not to renew Dr. Loeb’s contract was made by the Executive Director and the Board supports Mr. Bryant’s decision.
There is inaccurate information being spread around in the community, via emails and social media. Rumors and inaccurate remarks only add to the difficulty and complexity of this situation for all involved. Mr. Bryant, the Executive Director, was hired by the SCHC Board based on his nearly 30 years of healthcare and management experience in Alaska and the lower 48. No member of the Board knew Mr. Bryant prior to him being hired for the ED role.
The regularly scheduled Board meeting for SCHC is July 30th at 6:30 pm. There are no plans for a special public meeting. The most effective and appropriate way to have your voice heard is to send a letter to: SCHC Board of Directors, HC 89, Box 8190, Talkeetna, AK 99676. As community volunteers, the Board appreciates residents using this method of communication, rather than calling or emailing Board members at their homes and/or businesses.
Sunshine Community Health Center, Board of Directors