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MULTICARE: We owe thanks, not bashing over salaries

Letter by Jerry E. Gibbs, Gig Harbor on Dec. 23, 2010 at 9:20 am | 4 Comments »
December 23, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: “Millions for MultiCare CEO” (TNT, 12-21).

I feel I must come to the defense of those at MultiCare that The News Tribune wants to embarrass over their salaries.

MultiCare and its doctors saved my life and helped me beat cancer. I have seen many people getting cancer treatments there who are walking upright today because of the well-run medical services it provides to all of us. When you get sick and are on your deathbed, you don’t care what the CEO is paid; you just feel like a lottery winner that we have such a well-run facility serving the public and saving lives every day.

We owe the management of MultiCare a debt of thanks, not a bashing over what they are paid. If CEO Diane Cecchettini makes millions, I think she earns it. Look at those in our society who contribute nothing other than an ability to bounce, catch or throw a ball, yet they make tens of millions. Look at the trillions of dollars wasted by government and the lives lost in useless wars and what we pay those people to manage debacles.

How about a news story about the homeless guy MultiCare treated for cancer at no cost? It takes a true manager to provide a service like this and keep the doors open at the hospital. I say thank you to all at MultiCare for saving my life and for all they do for us. They earn every penny they are paid.

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