Hennepin County Medical Center: Thank you for the quality of care for my dear friend who has been in and out of your facility for the past year. As an educator, I had become cynical by the attacks on the education profession, politicians' lack of understanding and increased emphasis on money at the expense of the most needy. I wonder if the average Minnesotan understands that HCMC is a wonderful educational platform where many of our future physicians learn their trade and, we, as Minnesotans, benefit at a reduced expense. So thanks to all of the workers at HCMC. I hope you will be with us for many years.

PATRICIA KEHR, EDINA