Mr. Lalley, I hold no connection to Mr. T. Denny Sanford, and that’s ok by me. I’m old-fashioned and miss the name of Sioux Valley Hospital. Having written just that pretty much dates me.
Much of what you opined I can agree with, but I have one nagging question which I wish could be posed to the great Mr. S, and that is, with all the wealth, ill-gotten or not, despite all the growth which I must say “enough is enough”, why haven’t you, Mr. S., established an endowment fund which could be ear-marked for folks who need help with costs of treatments; in other words, “pay part of the bills”?
Perhaps another question which is on my mind, considering my affection for a place I support with meager funds, Augustana College, why can’t you, Mr. Sanford, donate some of the millions to the department of science and the department of nursing at that college? The effects of that gift would be far-reaching. When my husband was alive and active as an old-fashioned family doctor in Yankton, earning well enough to donate to Augie, we started two scholarships, one in honor of his parents, and after his death one ear-marked for pre-med, pre-seminary and nursing.
And here’s one from Susan:
I enjoyed your article and find it to be gutsy and truthful.
I hate when people refer to Sioux Falls as Sanford Fall (here in Minneapolis) because it is embarrassing. For some reason, the Minnesotans cant’s stand the man.