(speaking to Board at WVHA meeting, 21-Nov-2002)
Speaking for Deland and West Volusia doctors, Joe DePeyster asked the taxpayers of West Volusia for an extra $250,000.
To have privileges at the hospital, doctors are required to be on call about once a month. Sometimes that means that they will see a poor patient. If they have to see one, the doctors said, the taxpayers should pay them for it.
Medical practice costs are going up: Greens fees, yacht club dues, trophy wives, and fancy cars are all much higher than they were five years ago.
As you see, the doctors are hurting. Your money can pay important expenses. When you pay your taxes, please send an additional gift (and a message) to:West Volusia Hospital Authority,
Thank you for caring. And thank you for paying.
Remember: if you send nothing, it tells the Authority you dont care about the poor, suffering doctors.
Donations to the Authority may be tax deductible; ask your accountant.
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