[Vision2020] In support of Swanson

Janesta janesta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 10:51:36 PDT 2017

Gritman is NOT a non-profit hospital. It is, however, a NOT FOR PROFIT
hospital, there is a difference.

The Gritman Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization.

Pullman Regional Hospital is a non-profit hospital and is supported by tax

The difference between profit, not for profit and non-profit should not
negate the responsibility of the board and hospital administration to
uphold transparency in communication with the public.


On Jul 13, 2017 9:47 AM, "lfalen" <lfalen at turbonet.com> wrote:

> Tom
> Start a  campaign to get B.J. back on the board. You should be able to get
> Tom Trail's support in such an effort.
> Roger
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: [Vision2020] In support of Swanson
> From: "Moscow Cares" <moscowcares at moscow.com>
> To: "Moscow Vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
> Date: 07/13/17 10:20:10
> It is my heart-felt opinion that there is no finer example of the
> community of Moscow (my adopted home town) than BJ Swanson. To put it
> simply . . . She cares.
> http://www.tomandrodna.com/Photos/BJ_Swanson.jpg
> Courtesy of today's (July 13, 2017) *Moscow-Pullman Daily News* with
> thanks to Yvonne Slutz.
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> Letter: In support of Swanson
> I have been a resident of Moscow since 1956 and through the years have
> learned of different persons who have been active in our community on
> behalf of us all. Giving of their time and capabilities they have served on
> various committees and boards for the benefit of this community. BJ Swanson
> is one of these persons. She has demonstrated her integrity, honesty,
> openness and concern for this community through the years. I am appalled
> there has been no public outcry on her behalf as a result of the current
> goings on at Gritman.
> Since when does a community nonprofit entity, Gritman Medical Center, not
> hold "open bids" on both insurance coverage and construction plans? Is
> there truly not a conflict of interest here? If not, then why is there any
> concern on behalf of any board person to inquire about such? Why wouldn't
> all of Moscow benefit from the clarity of the results? Why shouldn't the
> general board meeting that was held be an open one to any concerned persons?
> It is well known that any officer of a nonprofit entity must demonstrate
> good intentions of "no conflict of interest" in issues that that person is
> involved in, or if not, raise the question of what's going on here. Why
> wouldn't that person want an investigation to clear up any concerns the
> public has?
> BJ Swanson has been a good public servant and watchdog on our behalf
> serving on this nonprofit board. I would hope the Moscow community would
> rise to the occasion of wholehearted support for her retention and
> continuance of service on behalf of us all here in Moscow.
> Yvonne L. Slutz
> Moscow
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> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.MoscowCares.com <http://www.moscowcares.com/>
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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