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February 15, 2013

Thorns & Roses

A commitment to service

The Pharos-Tribune sends this Rose to Logansport Memorial Hospital for its commitment to improve emergency room wait times:

Logansport Memorial Hospital has struggled with wait times in the emergency room. At times, hospital officials told us earlier this week, patients have waited about 46 minutes to be seen by an ER doctor. Some patients didn’t make it that long and opted to leave.

Through our website and Facebook page, we received a lot of feedback from our readers regarding the story we published on extended wait times. It’s obviously been a problem.

Fortunately, it’s a problem recognized by hospital administrators, who are now working to resolve it.

They’ve set an ambitious goal of instituting a 15-minute “door-to-doctor” standard. We think they have a good strategy in place to reach it. We wish them the best of luck.

Serving those who serve

The Pharos-Tribune sends this Rose to Marine Cpl. Braxton Eckelbarger for his service and to his family and friends supporting him:

Marine Cpl. Braxton Eckelbarger is currently on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Serving his country has long been his dream — even graduating high school early to do so. This country is strong because of people like Eckelbarger.

Eckelbarger’s friend Russell Anderson is going above and beyond to honor Eckelbarger’s commitment to service by restoring his 1965 Mustang. With the help of friends and family, Anderson hopes to have the work completed before the Marine’s return home in April or May. This country is great because of people like Anderson and those helping him.

We salute Eckelbarger’s service to his country and applaud those supporting him back at home.

Radio club thankful for donations

Dave  Wandrei, on behalf of the Cass County Amateur Radio Club, sends this Rose to an anonymous donor:

The Cass County Amateur Radio Club received two anonymous $500 donations via mail in January. The anonymous donations were a first for the club and will be used to maintain its repeater systems that expand members’ communication range.

Club members are very thankful for the donations.

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