Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Thursday are slated to consider a number of items during the regular December meeting including the sale of the district’s interest in CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance.
The last item on the Dec. 14 agenda calls for an executive session to “discuss the potential sale of the District’s interest in a joint venture known as CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance.” Afterward, they are to return to open session to consider approving “a Letter of Intent with CHRISTUS regarding the potential sale of the District’s interest in a joint venture known as CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance and associated release of information.”
CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance is the name announced in 2016 for the corporate partnership created between CHRISTUS Health and Hopkins County Hospital District, with controlling interest in and management of Hopkins County Memorial Hospital going to CHRISTUS and the remaining 49 percent ownership held by the Hospital District. Hopkins County Memorial Hospital was renamed CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs and the clinics became CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic-Sulphur Springs and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic-Emory.
CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance, composed of those appointed by the local hospital and those appointed by CHRISTUS, was to be responsible for hospital budget oversight, reviewing credential of doctors locally, and strategic planning. The Hospital District Board, under the 2016 agreement, then is responsible for ensuring the hospital district is viable, indigent care is viable, and continue their oversight of nursing homes affiliated with the hospital. The hospital district board has no responsibility toward the running of the hospital and clinic.
During the open portion of the regular December meeting of Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors meetings, which begins at noon Dec. 17 at Clarion Point Hotel, the board is slated to consider a tax abatement for D6, Inc., and a request from Solemio LLC, the proposed solar project in Arbala, to extend the time to complete the project.
Workers compensation, and property and casualty are to be reviewed and renewal are also on the agenda for the hospital district board to consider Thursday.
To be presented for approval are two capital requests, two cardiac monitors and an ambulance stretcher; funding for both were budgeted for fiscal year 2021, according to the Dec. 17 agenda.
Preliminary financial statements for September 2020, EMS and construction update for a new EMS station are also on the agenda, along with nursing home reports, and an update from Ministry President and Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Sulphur Springs Paul Harvey on CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance also are to be presented Thursday.