I always know I'm in good company when Ben Rudolph, a professor at Grand Valley State University and a columnist for MiBizWest, agrees with me. This week he awarded Metropolitan Hospital his "Business and Economic Blunder Award" for 2004. The good professor specifically dusted off this award, after a hiatus of a few years, to highlight the foolishness of Metropolitan's languishing "health village" project in Wyoming.
Let's hope the rusting steel frame of the new campus's main building is completed and doesn't remain a hulk on the horizon serving no better purpose than as a cautionary tale of bureaucratic hubris.
[Note: I can affirm Prof. Rudolph's praise for Metropolitan's patient care. Both my wife and I use Metropolitan and have been pleased with the hospital. It'll be a shame if this all goes downhill because of a dubious dream of the big time has gone bust.]