Wellness and health are issues important on both sides of a border that has been the center of so much controversy in the United States.

We have had several entourages, including President Biden, visit the border, but I wonder if the parties from Washington ever visited a health care oasis called the Naco Wellness Initiative on the Mexican side of the border.

LANNY A. KOPE, EdD has been a hospital trustee for more than 30 years, servingon urban and rural hospital boards. He is the immediate past board chair of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and has had a national responsibility as chair of the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. Dr. Kope is a University of Phoenix faculty member in health care as well as serving as a member of the Cochise County Board of Health.