LETTER: Turn ARH parking lot over to the Mennonites

I would turn over the administration of the hospital to the Mennonites

Good column on hospital parking (Tyler Olsen, Abbotsford News, Dec. 15) but you will never connect the concept of sanity and logic with hospital managers.

As I write this, they are ripping out all the ornamentation islands in the parking lot to make more room for cars. Gee! How many years did it take for them to realize that the person who designed the parking lot layout was from a different planet?

It brings to mind decades ago when I talked to a draftsman involved in some renovation work at the old hospital. He told me that they had won the contract and, after starting, the demand had been made to cease work for approximately three hours midday. I asked him if it had to do with noise and patients and he said no. It turned out that the construction work disturbed their staff meetings.

They actually expected the contractor to stop work and absorb the cost of having a whole construction crew standing idle while they collected wages.

If I had my way, I would turn over the administration of the hospital to the Mennonites. I am not Mennonite but they know how to get things done in an efficient manner.

No doubt the first thing that would happen would be that a lot of people in management would be shown the road.

Randy Zimmerman

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