Story last updated at 4:43 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002

Board decision bad
The South Peninsula Hospital Operating Board has apparently suspended a highly talented surgeon, Dr. Paul Sayer, for reasons that have nothing to do with his medical competence.

This self-perpetuating board is responsible to and only answers to themselves. This alone can lead to very bad decisions perpetuated by someone with an axe to grind.

The hospital service area board is an elected board and must answer to the electorate. Having two boards for one entity is counterproductive and ridiculous. The time is long past due when these boards should be combined and all members elected.

Roy E. Hoyt Jr.


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