To The Daily Sun,
I am appalled to read the criticisms of Matthew Logue. I knew Matthew when he accepted his first position with NHC at Naples, Florida. He had just completed his administrator training with NHC. I had accepted a position as director of nursing, after spending eight years as a regional nurse with NHC. This decision was reached when I decided I had enough years of travel and wanted to stabilize in one facility. Matthew was faced with a director who had many years and experience and it could have been a disaster. However, I found Matthew a very intelligent person and well versed in long-term care.
We had accepted positions in a facility that was new, but had been mismanaged. Together, Matthew and I received excellent ratings in the next two years. I find it very difficult to listen to the insinuations made by a former director of nursing and former employees. When a new person is hired, it is not unreasonable nor unusual for there to be a change in staff positions. Actually, it is commendable for this newly hired employee to make these changes in a hostile environment.
I would hope that the disgruntled employees do soul-searching, and realize how damaging they can be to a fellow human being, due to their own failings.
Frances M. Baillie
Winston Salem, N.C.
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