Oakdale is fortunate to have a nice operational hospital; however, without the proper oversight, the hospital could quickly head in the wrong direction. That is why I encourage everyone to re-elect Paul Westberg to the hospital board. He has more than 40 years of health care experience and has served in various positions at Oak Valley Hospital since 1998, including the finance committee, the quality council and as a board member. During his eight years on the board, he was instrumental in achieving financial stability for the hospital. The hospital needs to again establish stability of its finances, complete the replacement of the hospital building, and develop a long- term plan to ensure Oak Valley continues to provide state-of-the-art care. Paul will ensure these critical issues are accomplished.