Valley CEO Rich Roodman clarifies position on videotaping board meetings

I would like to clarify my position and the mischaracterization of my report at the May 24 board meeting as it relates to the videotaping of our Board of Commissioner meetings. For the record, as requested by the Commissioners, I provided a full assessment of pros and cons involved in the taping of meetings, and strongly recommended that the pros far outnumbered any cons.

I would like to clarify my position and the mischaracterization of my report at the May 24 board meeting as it relates to the videotaping of our Board of Commissioner meetings. For the record, as requested by the Commissioners, I provided a full assessment of pros and cons involved in the taping of meetings, and strongly recommended that the pros far outnumbered any cons. I then recommended an unprecedented new gold standard for public hospital district board transparency that we want to achieve by instituting videotaping of our proceedings. I wholly support the idea of transparency and believe we will be able to put this issue to rest with this first-of-its-kind process for public hospital districts in Washington state.

Rich Roodman,

CEO,

Valley Medical Center

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