I am releasing today an open letter to my colleagues on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors regarding Pine Haven Nursing Home. As you know, much attention has been given to the Home's operating losses in recent months. This has led to a dramatic shift in position of some members of the Board. But I argue that it would be premature to make a decision to privatize Pine Haven now. We simply don't know enough. We haven't, in my opinion, dug deep enough to discover true and accurate data, reasons for the deficits, and options for increasing revenue and improving operational management.
Please take a moment to read and share my letter. I've also included other documents and related items on a new page called "Pine Haven" here on this website.