Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee and Board of Hospital Trustees Meetings on Thursday

Needles, CA: Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee and Board of Hospital Trustees Meetings will be held on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at the Needles City Council Chambers on J Street at Bailey Ave. in Needles, California.

– Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting starts at 2:00pm PT.

– Board of Hospital Trustees Meetings starts at 6:00pm PT.

Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting and Board of Hospital Trustees Meeting Items on the Agendas:
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** Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee Meetings Agenda: **

Item #1: Presentation by Dr. Frank Comunali of a proposed business plan for the hospital.

Item #2: Report by Consultant Michael Appelhans on his review of the proposals submitted by Needles Hospital Inc. and AM Pharmacy; and possible recommendation to the Board of Hospital Trustees on the potential sale of the hospital.
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** Board of Hospital Trustees Meetings Agenda: **

Item #6: Unfinished Business:

(A): Update on the operations of the Needles Municipal Hospital/ Colorado River Medical Center (located at 1401 Bailey Avenue, Needles) including presentation of a proposed business plan for the hospital.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-6A.pdf

(B): Report by Consultant Michael Appelhans on his review of the proposals submitted by Needles Hospital Inc. and AM Pharmacy; and possible recommendation from the Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee regarding potential sale of the hospital.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-6B.pdf

Item #7: New Business:

(A): Introduction of and presentation by Dr. Mark Comunali regarding anesthesia coverage at the hospital.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7A.pdf

(B): Report by the Interim CEO Subcommittee and adoption of Resolution No. 1-5-12 BHT approving an Inter Chief Executive Officer Services Agreement with Visions in Healthcare, Inc.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7B.pdf

(C): Appointment of Jon Freeberg as chief operating officer.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7C.pdf

(D): Resolution No. 1-5-12-1 BHT authorizing the execution and delivery of an Indenture and Note Purchase Agreement and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance, sale and delivery of the Hospital’s 2011 HIT/ EHR Taxable Promissory Notes (aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1.5 million).

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7D.pdf

(E): Approval of a Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Direct Hire Fee Agreement with NP/ PA Recruiters for recruitment of physician assistants and practitioners.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7E.pdf

(F): Approval of a Contingency Agreement with American Recruitment of physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7F.pdf

(G): Acknowledge and acceptance of a Conflict Waiver Letter from Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. regarding their representation of Bing Lum, AM Pharmacy, in the potential sale of the hospital.

More Information at:

Click to access HB_01-05-12-7G.pdf


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– Hospital Sale Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting and Board of Hospital Trustees Meeting Full Agendas:

Click to access HB_Agenda-01-05-12.pdf


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**** First on ZachNews: ZachNews Reporter Zachary Lopez interviewed the new CEO for Colorado River Medical Center Francis L. Comunale. ****

Francis L. Comunale stopped into the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Needles, California last Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 around 12pm PT to talk at members of the Lions Clubs during their meeting which he made his announcement about becoming the new CEO at Colorado River Medical Center.

ZachNews is the first to talk to the new CEO of Colorado River Medical Center Francis L. Comunale and asked about the how he feels about the sale of the hospital, the ongoing investigations happening on the hospital, and his plans for the Colorado River Medical Center as CEO.

The new CEO of Colorado River Medical Center Francis L. Comunale talks about plans for the hospital related to services for mental health patients and veterans, as well as get universities involved with the hospital.

You Can Watch the Full Interview with Francis L. Comunale done by ZachNews Reporter Zachary Lopez at ZachNews on YouTube.

ZachNews on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kwT4LS7bbEc

**** The Video Is In Full and Unedited ****
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For More Information, Please Contact Cheryl Sallis – Clerk of the Hospital Board at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315

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