After the approval of the Valley General Hospital levy increase, The Herald failed to note that the Snohomish and Maltby areas are in the hospital district. It’s understandable to know why these areas would oppose the increase due to their not using the Monroe hospital. However, there must have been a large number of these kind folks that said yes and thus gave a large margin of approval. Personally, I’d like thank those who voted yes in these areas as well as those from Monroe and to those up the Skykomish Valley for saving Valley General. You can rest well in the fact that you have saved lives, one of which could very well be mine. The longer travel time would have been life-threatening in some instances. With the levy approval, the affiliation with Evergreen and the wonderful new Providence clinic, the district has the best of two premiere medical services. Thank you everyone.