My name is Deven McDougall. I live in Gloversville. I have lived there all my life, for 50 years. Both of my grandparents and both of my parents were patients at Nathan Littauer Hospital when they were alive. I was a patient there when my son was born and he was a patient there when his appendix was removed. Generations of people in this community have used NLH. I'm sure everyone in Gloversville (or their families or friends) have used our hospital. It is a vital part of our community. If we are patients or have to visit a loved one, we don't want to go to Albany Medical Center. Ellis Hospital or even St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. We want to go here in our city. We want to be taken care of by people we know in our community. We want things that are familiar to us that make us feel comfortable.