Pardee on? At what expense?

Pardee physicians, some of them, are urging the Henderson County commissioners to allow Pardee Hospital to expand into north Henderson County and into Lake Lure where they can compete with Park Ridge Hospital for market share.

This might be good for business, but … I am concerned that Pardee might overextend itself, should it move without necessary financial support.

In any case, Pardee Hospital is owned by the county commissioners and the county taxpayers — they should have final say in the matter.

There’s an old saying: “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” If Pardee will build a better health-care system than Park Ridge, then Pardee won’t need to go looking for market share.

Residents of Henderson County and Lake Lure will beat a path to Pardee Hospital’s door.

— Richard Pope

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