The formation of an eight-member task force to study the best way to provide trauma care at the Washington County Hospital is welcome. Restoring this service is vital to the health of thousands in this region.
However, given the gravity of this situation and the fact that the group includes an elected official, Del. John Donoghue, we trust that group will make its deliberations and conclusions public, even if they contain some findings that don't put some of the parties involved in the best light.
Boiled down to its essentials, the trauma center closed as the result of a labor dispute. Nobody's walking a picket line or filing unfair labor practice charges. But it is clear, even from the few comments that have been made, that this is not about the availability of equipment, parking places, or anything like that, but about the hours some people were being asked to work.