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Citizens Question Future Of Nursing Home In Prosser

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PROSSER, Wash.-- More than 80 people were at the Benton PUD on Wednesday night. Many of them asking questions about Eagle Health Care and what their plans are for a future nursing home.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Health Care, Jeff Marshall gave the crowd a presentation of what a new facility could look like. He says it would give more independence to patients.

Board members from Prosser Memorial Hospital were also there. They say they don't want to sell the nursing home until they hear from the public.

"We need skilled nursing so that our patients are taken care of properly," said Shelly Pontin, a Prosser resident.

"If there is a new facility, people can get a chance to see it while its on going and transition to it rather than it happening overnight," said Marshall.

After hearing from Eagle Health Care, many people in Prosser still don't think the company should take over, other people disagree. The nursing home has been around since 1954.