This note came in from a reader:
Remember, one of the major arguments for the CH. We needed a “stand alone” children’s hospital in order to get the full benefit of federal funding. This was one of the arguments to counter the Sierra Providence supporters. The judge and Valenti argued that SPHN’s children’s hospital was not “stand alone.” Hence, it didn’t have the full funding potential to afford different specialists. Apparently, we’ve forgotten this. Now, we are hearing that the CH should not be stand alone.