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Letters to the Editor - Aug. 6

August 06, 2012

Laboratory seemed busy to us


To the editor:

I am writing concerning the article in The Herald-Mail, Thursday, July 26, titled “Hagerstown Medical Laboratory location to close today.” We live in South Pointe. It’s a community with many elderly people, the same population that tends to require more doctor visits, which seem to result in many regular blood tests. All of us need to drive somewhere for our medical care. The lab at Downsville has been perfect for us.

The article suggests that the closure is due to a low volume of patients. Every time one of us goes for a blood test we need to wait our turn. The technicians have always seemed to be quite busy. We had thought that Meritus Health Systems had the public’s health and welfare as its focus.

Obviously, whoever made this decision to close the lab, wasn’t asking the people who use the lab for their opinions. Now it’s sad to know that Health@Work won’t be working for us.


Lester and Esther Boleyn
Hagerstown



Pictures told the story well


To the editor:

I am sorry I didn’t comment sooner, but Kevin Gilbert’s photos of a funding-cut demonstration in Martinsburg, W.Va. were excellent. “A picture is worth a thousand words!” Mr. Gilbert has an eye for the truth.

 
Gene Manon
Hagerstown

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