On Tuesday John Hughes, CEO of Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, announced MMSC will leave the downtown location. The T-R article states "years of planning has led the hospital to commit to move forward with a new facility at a new site." I'm sure I'm not the only community member who doesn't remember any public forums regarding the proposed closure of our centrally located community hospital facility. The citizens of Marshalltown are entitled to an open and transparent discussion of the future of their hospital. Not only do the board of trustees and their CEO owe it to our community to keep us fully informed of a decision with such major potential community impact, it is their fiduciary responsibility to do so.