Bartlett board approves new management contract

Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital has a new management contract.

The board of directors for the city-owned facility has approved a new three-year deal with Quorum Health Resources, the hospital announced last night (Monday) in a press release. Quorum has managed the hospital for more than 20 years. The Tennessee-based firm is the largest provider of hospital management services in the country.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Quorum’s last contract paid between 350- and 400-thousand dollars a year, depending on the Consumer Price Index. Funds to operate Bartlett come primarily from charges for patient services.

In June the board of directors put the management contract out to bid for the first time in 14 years. In August, the board decided to stick with Quorum over two other hospital management companies.

Under the new deal, the board will employ the hospital’s chief executive and chief financial officers. Previously they had been employees of Quorum.

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