First, I commit that if elected, I will meet with anyone in our community who has an issue concerning the hospital. In these uncertain, challenging times no issue is too small -whether it is a billing issue, access to care issue or an employee concern. I will work for you and not only listen but work to solve these problems.This is what I do as an attorney. I am my client’s voice in the courtroom. My clients come to me because they have a problem and I often go to court to fight for their rights. Even if my clients testify, I am providing the court with information to arrive at the result my client wants and is entitled to. The role of the board member is the same – my client is all of you. My pledge is that I will speak for all the members of our community and be your voice in the Washington Hospital boardroom.
If I begin to work for change then all change is possible. My other priorities flow from this. An open-door policy with you will arm me with information to improve the access to and range of services our community hospital provides. This includes accepting a broader range of insurance plans and improving infrastructure to compete with other hospitals in the Bay Area. You should never have to leave their hometown and family to obtain health care outside the District.
I intend to use my legal training to ensure transparency and compliance with applicable regulations. Washington Hospital is a community hospital that can and should provide the best health care for all residents of the District. The expense and decisions behind providing these services should be transparent to all residents of the District.
With your support on November 3, I will fight to be your voice and make Washington Hospital a true community hospital for everyone in our community to access affordable, quality health care!