Biased, one-sided story on Health Center
I was dismayed and disappointed to read the Feb. 8 article by Emily Charrier-Botts regarding the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center. This was so clearly a one-sided viewpoint and, in my opinion, irresponsibly written. It would have better served the people of the Valley for the Index-Tribune to have reserved the publishing of this article until after receiving the viewpoint of the health center. Instead, the article was so slanted as to be hurtful, not only to the community but to the staff at the clinic as well. These dedicated medical personnel are some of the most overworked and underpaid staff and don’t deserve this negative and biased press without the benefit of presenting their side of the story.
(Editor’s note: As reported, health center CEO Cheryl Johnson was at the meeting referenced in the article and told the assemblage, “We’re here to observe and not to speak.” A joint meeting with the health center staff is scheduled for Feb. 20 and will be covered in the I-T.)