This letter was published in the Appleton Post Crescent on June 7, 2018.
"To Imran Andrabi, president and chief executive officer of ThedaCare: In your May 27 guest column in The Post-Crescent, you stress the importance of communication including the need to be transparent and 'to listen, discuss and understand.'
If you are seriously interested in addressing ThedaCare’s stated mission 'To provide the highest quality health care, delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective ways, and accessible to all members of the community', then, at a minimum, you should respond to those of us engaged in the Fox Valley Health Care Transformation Initiative. Our previous attempts to contact your organization for information have been met with either reluctance or a direct refusal.
You should also seek to generate a more representative board of trustees than the 16 current board members. No one on your board represents the tens of thousands of Fox Valley residents who are served by ThedaCare’s facilities and providers.
Each of your 'guest columns' has provided vague statements of principle about leadership and communication. With whom are you attempting to communicate? Clearly, it is not the recipients of your services or those families, employers, and taxpayers who pay the increasingly unaffordable bills charged by ThedaCare’s providers.
Members of the Fox Valley Health Care Transformation Initiative stand ready to meet with you to discuss how to arrange for, pay for, and deliver cost-effective high-quality, and affordable care to all residents of the Fox Valley. Communicate with us, not some amorphous, undefined audience."