My name is Deborah David, I live in Florida and I am planning to go to Puerto Rico for all My medical needs, My reasons, I have a choice, and most of the people in St.Thomas prefer a choice.
You people have been running that island like the Soviets. People don't have choices, if the hospital situation is bad so what! That is all we have, that should not be the only choice, quality of care is the reason why everyone goes to Puerto Rico.
In the States people don't have a problem because they feel threaten from another facility.
When are you fat cats going to start thinking about what's best for the people of these Virgin Islands? Instead of thinking of controlling things, one day those people are going to rise up, against everything you are doing and then you will have no control. Why do you think a lot of people go to the states and stay there until they are better? you don't have a good hospital, the Doctors sucks and the staff is under paid, the quality of specialist is very average, and now you want to deny your own people a chance to change that?
The Virgin Island will never compete until you get into the main stream of good medicine, in the Twenty First Century, right now you are not there.
This Surgical center will move the V.I. into the Twenty First Century. Your people need to go off island, travel see how they do things in the real world, then you can make better decisions for you people.
The Virgin Islands need new blood, you older people controlling the island are choking the life out of the islands, you are stagnating the territory, with your bad rulings and your bad decisions, and then you cry because most of the talented Virgin Islanders move off island, you force them too because they have no choice. Yes CHOICE that's the key! People need choice. "Come into the TWENTY FIRST CENTURY".
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