Board needs new faces
The Morgan County Commissioners are to be commended for their efforts to win local representation on the board of Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock. Across the river, the Hancock Town Council is also trying to get Tri-State to pay more attention to people there.
After all, board decisions affect the patients and how Tri-State's clinics are run in Hancock and Cumberland, Md. and McConnellsburg, Pa. Yet the board has a membership that's unrepresentative of the patient load and refuses to open their meetings to the public, though they receive millions of dollars in federal funding.
If the center is to continue successfully, new voices and a clearing of the air are necessary.