The recent article on National Medical Enterprises (July 18, p. 5) and subsequent cartoon (July 25, p. 42) reflecting NME's layoffs and focusing on the company jet was at best unfair and at worst unkind. For more than 25 years, NME healthcare facilities have provided high-quality services in many communities. NME's recent past has clouded what I believe otherwise has been a very successful operation.
A new management team has done everything to clean up and get beyond the issues of the past. With the company having operations as far apart domestically as Washington and Florida, as well as international locations in multiple countries, I think your focus on the plane was simply not the issue. As a trade journal, I expect to read about news, trends in the industry and information as it relates to healthcare, not the sidelight.
BARRY A. WOLFMAN
Chief executive officer
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital