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Investment wouldn't be made without guarantee of profit

Posted: January 25, 2012 - 9:54am

After reading Brenda Trefens' comments made in front of the Borough Assembly and community members regarding the CON for Kahtnu's surgical center, I was amazed at her naivity. I respect, and actually like the doctors I have work with at CPH the past 11 years, and do not judge any that would want to join in this venture. This letter is not for, nor against. But I hope it would be obvious to anybody that this kind of investment is not undertaken without the guarantee of profit.

The biggest hearts in the world would not spend that amount of money in the hopes of breaking even.

I feel our working environment at CPH has, and continues to improve, and the cares delivered are proven consistently exceptional.

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RaySouthwell 01/27/12 - 08:50 pm
My friend Anderson

There are no guarantees in life.

I heard Brenda’s word’s differently than you. Her understanding is the same as mine. The surgeons want to protect their livelihood. Many in the community believe the surgeons want to make a “boat-load” of money with Kathnu.

Brenda and I agree, it is about their economic survival in the community, they love, not the money.

So I ask you the question- do the surgeons want to make a “boat-load” of money or are they trying to survive after they rejected the boards bullying technique?

Anderson Fannon
Anderson Fannon 01/31/12 - 03:08 am
Semantics are working overtime

The words you choose to use are different than I would. Implying that someone's making "boatloads of money" to me means they are making TOO MUCH. I don't care about the incomes of any of our Doctors, nor do I care if they want more.
I don't believe the Doctors would be motivated to spend millions because they fear professional death at CPH. It is clear to me that they believe the profit involved in this venture would be enough to justify spending $9 million. I have no doubt that our Doctors love doing what they do, but I also have no doubt most would not do it for free. To do something freely, would be for the love. When you're paid for a meaningful, caring, heartfelt act of goodness, a perception is built that "He was paid to do it". It might not be right, but its real life.
Also, does economic survival mean putting food on the table? Paying essential bills? Keeping the lights on?
Or does it mean making enough money to own a nice house, new car(s), a river boat, an ocean boat, and perhaps a place across Kachemak? How about an airplane?
My point is economic survival to me has a different meaning than it does to you, or your neighbor.

Survival to me is keeping my family safe, fed, and warm.

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