LETTER: Thanks to tribe for high-quality health proposal and care

I’d like to publicly thank the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for the high-quality medical care my husband and I receive at the Jamestown Clinic — a rural health care center that aids not only tribal members but all people in our area who need medical and dental care.

The tribe’s planned Healing Campus, which will incorporate proven approaches to helping Clallam and Jefferson County patients reclaim their lives from opioid addiction is, our Clallam County health officer tells us, urgently needed.

Once again, the expertise and community service approach of the Jamestown Tribe, in cooperation with the Olympic Medical Center and Peninsula Behavioral Health, would provide seriously needed care for people of all classes, ages and ethnicities on the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

When I first learned about the medication-assisted treatment clinic and the controversy surrounding it, I read as much reliable literature about it as I could; as a librarian for more than 30 years, doing research and evaluating information resources was my job.

Like many concerned Sequim-area residents, I also attended meetings, asked questions, read social media opinions on both sides of the issue, and generally tried to become well-informed about the clinic and its planned location.

Now I join many local citizens who understand that it will benefit all of us.

It’s important that the tribe, our health care providers, and our city and county officials know that many of us are with them in supporting the Healing Campus.

Marsha Maguire,

Sequim

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