I can understand the Reedley hospital's need to expand the emergency room facility. I volunteer at the hospital and see the crowded ER waiting room every day. I had some personal experiences there myself. I was taken in immediately twice when I arrived because I could not breathe. The third time, I arrived with my lip split open, much bleeding and a lot of anxiety.
I sat there for four hours holding my lip together with a handkerchief and, of course, feeling sorry for myself at the time and thinking I was the only one in the whole world who was suffering.
When I finally was admitted, the young doctor looked at me and said, "Hmm, I am going to have to do some stitching." I asked him if he knows how to sew and he replied, "Yes, I know how to sew, because I have been darning my own socks for years and am pretty good at it."
With his sense of humor, he made me feel more comfortable, the anxiety left and I felt like I was in really good hands. I am voting "yes" on Measure E.
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