Many of us have been waiting to hear what is going to happen with Verdugo Hills Hospital, and we finally have our answer (“Verdugo Hills talks merger,” July 26).

I am sure that the members of the board of directors have given a lot of thought to make the decision to join USC. Glendale Adventist Medical Center would have swallowed us up. Verdugo Hills Hospital is the best. My husband and I have always had the best of personal care. Let's hope it will stay small and personal.

Patricia Tarallo

La Crescenta