I am writing to you reluctantly and after considerable thought. I have come to the sad conclusion that MODERN HEALTHCARE might be a magazine "about" hospitals but is not a magazine "for" hospitals. I have tolerated your longstanding back-stabbing of the American Hospital Association for the past several years, thinking perhaps in its petty way it might be serving some positive purpose. I've finally decided that it is just petty.
A story in your Sept. 7 issue is the final straw. The article, headlined "Paltry sums" (p. 2), about what should properly be called an outrageous abuse of power by the federal government, is instead presented as a story on fraudulently acting fat-cat hospitals. I cannot imagine that the offices of the U.S. attorney would even put out such a shallow, one-sided version of the allegations, much less that a story with such a slant would be presented in one of "our" magazines.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital