The staff, not OAS, make Valley View a home


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To the Editor:
In 2003, Orange Administrative Services was contracted to be the administrator at Valley View. In 2004, nursing positions started to be unfunded. Shortly thereafter, overtime started to become excessive and approved days off became non-existent, leading to call ins. Ever since, there have been more unfunded positions, more overtime, and more call ins.

Simple math would have told county leaders that we would be where we are today. Why would this administration do that? Also, why would this administration at the 11th hour be so concerned in alleviating the overtime by creating per diem CNA positions?

OAS wants Valley View to become industry standard, Orange County government should not want or allow Valley View to become industry standard. The staff that gives direct care to the residents, mops the floors, cooks the food, and fixes wheelchairs, and the ones working in the office have made it the home that the residents have come to love.

If OAS was hired with the intention of being administration at Valley View, they have done a poor job at best. If they were hired with the intention of making Valley View appear unviable to the taxpayers and legislators, they have done a fantastic job.

Amie-Beth Morran
Goshen


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