IN TWO MONTHS, give or take, the new $417 million patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital will open its doors.
I like some of the improvements.
It will be home to mental health and substance use units, new operating rooms, new labor and delivery rooms, and a neonatal intensive care unit.
RIH says there will be inpatient units for neuroscience trauma and stroke, a new rehab unit, more parking and a helipad on the roof.
These are all wonderful additions that will provide better care. But there are other things that are nice, but far less beneficial.
Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.