Hospital timeline debated


Local News

November 23, 2018 - 10:18 AM

A decision on the future management of Allen County Regional Hospital still could come by the end of the year, despite a lengthy debate about whether it’s appropriate to make such a critical decision during a time of transition.

The terms of two of the hospital’s trustees will end Dec. 31, around the same time the board set a self-imposed deadline to decide whether to stick with its management provider, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) or switch to a different company.

The two outgoing trustees, Patti Boyd and Sean McReynolds, argued their experience and understanding of the hospital’s history — both were on the board when it negotiated an original management contract with HCA — helps the board work through the complicated process of soliciting and reviewing proposals. Others argued that incoming board members will bear the weight of any decision, so they deserve a chance to weigh in.

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