Thank you to the hundreds of respondents to the brief survey to determine your interest in a public meeting with Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board members.

This is a reminder to those who missed the ad in last week’s paper that there is still time to respond:

Hard copies are also available at each senior center, public library in every town on the Island and many local merchants as well.

To be clear, neither this survey, nor the MV Hospital Concerned Citizens, are about hospital personnel or business matters; they are the hospital’s responsibility. The survey and our group is about the hospital being responsive to, transparent with and accountable to Island residents. This is the legal as well as ethical responsibility of any 501C3 not-for-profit institution.

Thank you all for your comments and concerns.

Victor Capoccia and Sheila Shapiro
Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury

The writers are co-chairmen of the group Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Concerned Citizens.