Members of the McLeod leadership team spent the last several days in Washington, D.C. speaking with our representatives in government. Joining me was Debbie Locklair, Administrator of McLeod Dillon; and two community leaders from Dillon – Dan Bozard, Chairman of the McLeod Dillon Community Board; and John Braddy, member of the McLeod Health Board. We appreciate the time these community leaders gave to help the hospital. We also appreciate the time our representative gave us to explain our work and our needs.
The purpose of our meeting was to speak with our representatives about health reform and the need to expand the Emergency Department in Dillon. We were able to visit the office of Senators Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham as well as Congressmen John Spratt and Jim Clyburn.
During our meeting with Mr. Clyburn, he particularly wanted additional details about the Emergency Department. He was preparing to speak on C-Span with the President about health care. To see how the Dillon Emergency Department made the national news, click on this link.