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The city won’t be made any richer from the sale of Memorial Health System to a for-profit hospital, but could reap the proceeds if it sells Memorial to a nonprofit system. That’s the word from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who presented his determination Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the Commission on Governance and… Continue Reading AG: Sale of Memorial to a for-profit won’t make city richer

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State Attorney General John Suthers’ decision to make a personal appearance May 25 before the Commission on Ownership and Governance of Memorial Hospital is creating a buzz. First, the appearance is rather unusual. How often do high-level state officials personally attend a local board’s meetings — particularly when the issue is of limited interest in… Continue Reading All await Suthers opinion on Memorial Hospital sale

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Is it all needless worrying? The Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance recently hired a consultant, causing some to wonder what exactly the commission’s role will be in the upcoming months. Hiring a consultant, the thinking goes, would seem to negate the need for the commission itself. After all, the consultant hired, Larry Singer, has… Continue Reading Questions about Memorial consultants misplaced?

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The Colorado Springs City Council is likely to find out on May 25 whether it can receive money from the sale of Memorial Health System. That’s when city attorney Pat Kelly is expected to present Attorney General John Suthers’ opinion about whether the hospital is subject to the Colorado Hospital Transfer Act. The act requires… Continue Reading Hospital Transfer Act answer likely to come May 25

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The Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance has chosen a Chicago-based consultant to assist with its work. In a unanimous vote yesterday, the nine-member group voted to hire Larry Singer as its consultant. Singer will now negotiate the terms of his contract with memorial Health System. MHS is responsible for paying for the commission’s expenses.… Continue Reading Memorial commission chooses consultant

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Hyde resigns as commission chairman

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Steve Hyde resigned his position as chairman of the Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance effective today. Commission member Bob Lally was elected to replace him. Jay Patel will serve as co-vice chairman with member Martha Barton. Hyde cited conflicts with family life and his full-time job as reasons for the resignation. “I was (and… Continue Reading Hyde resigns as commission chairman

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Hyde resigns Memorial commission post

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Steve Hyde resigned his position as chairman of the Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance effective today. Commission member Bob Lally was elected today to replace him. Hyde cited conflicts with family life and his full-time job as reasons for the resignation. “I was (and am) highly gratified to have been chosen by city council… Continue Reading Hyde resigns Memorial commission post

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Infighting erupts at Memorial commission

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The chairman of the Memorial Health System citizens’ commission has come under fire for going too far in trying to control board discussions. Steve Hyde, according to board members, requires them to submit for his approval any questions they want to pose to Memorial executives. And he alone decides whether their inquiry is worth pursuing,… Continue Reading Infighting erupts at Memorial commission

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Memorial Commission chair meets resistance

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Steve Hyde, the chairman of the Memorial Commission looking into the hospital system’s future, has laid down more than a few limits that have effectively muzzled fellow board members. But his latest grab for dominance met with stiff resistance from several of those people. Hyde wanted to be the clearinghouse of all information that flowed… Continue Reading Memorial Commission chair meets resistance

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Potential buyers are already sniffing around Memorial Health System, including HealthONE, the largest private hospital company in the state. Other hospital systems who have expressed an interest include Community Health System and Banner Health System. HealthONE is making no secret of its interest, either. Memorial has a great reputation statewide, hence the interest, said HealthOne… Continue Reading Memorial suitors line up

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