Community activist Steve Schrag (pictured above at the abandoned Anamet Building) has helped organize Waterbury United, a local group that is intent on getting answers from LHP about a proposed $400 million new hospital in Waterbury. LHP, a for-profit company based out of Plano, Texas, has so far declined to meet directly with members of the community to answer questions about jobs, taxes, and the long-term impact of the merger between LHP, Waterbury Hospital, and Saint Mary’s Hospital. Earlier today, Schrag sent out a press release from Waterbury United that explained what the group was trying to achieve. The documents are posted below. Shrag sent the documents to Mayor Neil O’Leary who is traveling to Pocatello, Idaho, on a fact finding mission about LHP’s impact on the community there. Scrag’s e-mail said…
It is good that you are working to get more information about LHP. While you are meeting with them please tell Mr. Moen that in order for the community to better understand what might happen in Waterbury, LHP must meet directly with the community. Hundreds of people have come to several meetings and we expect to get answers and a community benefit agreement negotiated directly from the corporation involved.
Have a safe trip. Be well