Muskogee Hospital Board Votes To Sell Or Lease Muskogee Hospital
AP - 9/27/2006 11:37 AM - Updated: 9/27/2006 11:38 AM
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- The city-owned Muskogee Regional Medical Center will either be sold or leased to a for-profit hospital in hopes services will be expanded.
The hospital's board of trustees are considering proposals from Signature Hospitals of Dallas; Community Health Systems of Brentwood, Tennessee; Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee; and Essent Healthcare of Nashville, Tennessee.
Hospital officials say part of the sale or lease agreement will include requirement of no layoffs, no cuts in care for the poor and to keep the hospital's name.
Well, it appears that Essent has a chance, however, the conditions imposed might put them out of the running. What's the first thing they've done: Changed the name (guess they can't do their standard name contest. Wonder if Hud'll do the same speech?) Actually, the first thing has been the layoffs. They have, however, agreed in previous purchases to continue indigent care.