Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnership
Monday, 03 November 2014 11:00
Harry Colbert, Jr.
In an effort to better care for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, North Memorial Health Care and Turning Point have partnered to provide care for those in north Minneapolis.
With emergency room wait times up to two hours at North Memorial – attributed to the high number overdoses and those in need of detoxification – officials with the hospital said they needed to look into other ways to care for all in need. To that end, now many of those needing treatment for their addictions will be cared for at Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd.
Monday, 03 November 2014 10:54
Commentary by Al McFarlane, Editor in Chief
On the one hand, it's simply Politics 101 ... throw mud on the other fellow, and kick him when he's down.
If you don't have a solution, or even a clue, criticize the other guy's solution. Throw enough stuff on the wall in hope that something will stick. And if it doesn't, it's ok because you've done the damage by creating public mistrust, doubt, skepticism and paralysis.
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