By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa
Once upon a time, the items at the top of the wish list for Maricopans were a “sit-down restaurant” and a solution for State Route 347.
Today, restaurant needs have taken a back seat as a hospital facility now rivals 347 for residents’ demands, according to recent polling. For some residents, the two are tightly connected.
“With all the accidents on 347, a trauma center staffed with the best physicians would save lives,” Carol Kaye Robinson responded in an InMaricopa Facebook post. “A top surgical center would go hand-in-hand with the trauma center.”
“I had to take my child to the ER twice this past year. One for an eye infection, one for asthma,” Jessica Truckner added. “When you have a sick child, a 20-minute drive on the nightmare road that is the 347 can feel like an eternity. Not to mention all the women that drive out of town to deliver babies.”