Marshall County residents have long shown their desire to maintain and grow local communities. The prospects for this only increase with a financially sound and independent hospital. Community Memorial Healthcare carries its name because it is owned by all of us — this county community. Its future depends on us.

Medical care nationwide continues to climb in cost, pricing many people out of the market. CMH has no choice but to care for everyone who walks through its doors. Its board knows that is the moral thing to do and the most practical. Societies without access to medical care actually spend more in the long term because illnesses worsen without early care and preventive services.