“Our small hospital provides critical emergency surgeries. The next closest hospital is 30 minutes away in Oregon, and as you know, time matters for patients. The nurse and CNA staffing mandates would have a devastating impact on our emergency department. We live in a small town, but it is also a vacation destination. Last fourth of July we had two traumas come in at the same time, and we cannot send patients away who need emergency care, but we also don’t have enough staff to meet the proposed requirements.”