'We take care of our own' ethic led t...

'We take care of our own' ethic led to creation of 40-acre para...

There are 8 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 15, 2009, titled 'We take care of our own' ethic led to creation of 40-acre para.... In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Board members for the Motion Picture and Television Fund say they will close their nursing home and acute hospital in the next few months, eliminating up to 200 staff jobs.

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#1 Jan 15, 2009
How sad" We take care of our own..When ANY ONE of 100A Players could SAVE this facility.
Not that I would tell them how to spend their money. How about a local TELETHON?
This is an area tha should and must be saved.That's what I thought we were doing with our promises over the years. God Bless those who DO help.

Long Beach, CA

#2 Jan 15, 2009
If there is truly a "We take care of our own" ethic in the acting profession, then come on, step up! Don't be bashful!

A-listers that are pulling in $20-million a movie, should be fully supporting this facility. If they're taking care of their own, no one should ever have to worry about this place closing.

Pasadena, CA

#3 Jan 15, 2009
I tell you that I will not support the film industry any longer

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jan 15, 2009
I don't like or dislike Jodie Foster, but good for her for putting up the money for the addition to the center. Twenty million dollars is no drop in the bucket, even for her. A true act of class and altruism, helping others less fortunate by virtue of choice.

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jan 15, 2009
"By virtue of choice," meaning Foster's choice to help, not the choice of those in the less fortunate ranks.

Shorewood, IL

#6 Jan 16, 2009
Good for them, they deserve it! What a great stroy. It's so moving to see the stars give back in this manner. I give props to all the people who helped and continue to help this cause. Bless Hanks and Spacey for visiting the residents and spending time with them. Nowadays, where time is more valuable than money, they stepped up. And bless Foster for donating such an generous amount. Hollywood just became a little more beautiful.

Long Beach, CA

#7 Jan 16, 2009
You might want to read the caption under the picture in the article...

Board members for the Motion Picture and Television Fund say they will close their nursing home and acute hospital in the next few months, eliminating up to 200 staff jobs. This is the Saban Center for Health and Wellness on the campus of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Photographed Wednesday, January 15, 2009.(Michael Owen Baker/Staff Photographer)

They're closing the place. So, you might want to reword some of your responses...

Redwood City, CA

#8 Jan 24, 2009
Mr. Katzenburg and the rest of you fatcats - you have given my mother a death sentence. Many staff members at this facility have indicated that moving some of these patients will kill them, including my mother. It was bad enough when you closed the emergency hospital over a year ago so my mother was taken by ambulance to West Hills Hospital with no information where she was treated badly by the medical staff who have no sympathy for elder people that they get stuck with.

Just give my mother an overdoze of morphine now so she does not have endure being moved to another facility - it would be a lot kinder than what you are planning to do.

And, what type of "state of the art" facility do you plan on building once you dump all the old people? I can't wait to see what you build and what kind of bull story you come up with.

I've heard such wonderful stories about your "transition" team. Just call them what they are hired to do - slash and burn and cover it up.

Shame on you.

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