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The Readers Speak

Letter: Dear McKenzians,

By Kate (Hames) Cummings
Posted 8/14/18

I am begging you to please contact your state/federal representative, senator, and Govenor about the closing of the McKenzie Hospital! Below is a letter that I have sent to Representative Holt. I …

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The Readers Speak

Letter: Dear McKenzians,

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I am begging you to please contact your state/federal representative, senator, and Govenor about the closing of the McKenzie Hospital! Below is a letter that I have sent to Representative Holt. I have sent similar letters to Representatives Halford and Wirgau, Senator Stevens, Governor Haslam, Deputy Governor Henry, Bill Jolley Vice President of Rural Health Issues for the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA), Nicolas P. Lewis Chair of the THA Small or Rural Hospital Constituency Section Exec Committee, Bill Dobbins Contract Lobbyist for Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT), and RHAT. So far I received responses from Haslam, Halford, and Dobbins. The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) is also asking its members to do what they can to help. If you are part of an association see if you can get them involved.

To find your legislator go to http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/Apps/fmlv3/districts.aspx. If you know someone in leadership for Tennova or Baptist Hospital please contact them, or write to the two gubernatorial candidates, Karl Dean ( info@karldean.com) and Bill Lee (https://www.billlee.com/contact-us). If more people write then there is more hope! One letter, someone can ignore. Several letters have to be taken seriously. My conscious won’t let me do less.

Do this for your neighbors and yourself!

I stand with you! We can make a difference!

Representative Tim Wirgau  (Paris Rep)

425 5th Avenue North

Suite 566 Cordell Hull Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Rep.Tim.Wirgau@capitol.tn.gov

Governor Bill Haslam

1st Floor, State Capitol

Nashville, TN 37243

To email, go to https://www.tn.gov/governor/contact-us.html

Jim Henry

Deputy to the Governor

1st Floor, State Capitol

Nashville, TN 37243

Representative Curtis Halford (My rep)

425 5th Avenue North

Suite 426 Cordell Hull Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

rep.curtis.halford@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Andrew Holt (McKenzie Rep)

State Representative District 76

Tennessee General Assembly

425 5th Avenue North

Suite 400 Cordell Hull Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Rep.Andrew.Holt@capitol.tn.gov

Senator John Stevens (Sen for this area)

425 5th Avenue North

Suite 710 Cordell Hull Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Sen.John.Stevens@capitol.tn.gov

Bill Jolley

Vice President of Rural Health Issues

Tennessee Hospital Association

5201 Virginia Way

Brentwood, TN 37027 

Fax: 615-242-4803

Nicolas P. Lewis 

Chair of the THA Small or Rural Hospital Constituency Section Exec Committee

Chief Medical Officer

Hardin Medical Center

935 Wayne Road

Savannah, TN 38372

Fax: 731-926-8160

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