OCH bids close today
As the upcoming special election vote on Nov. 7 nears, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will close bids for OCH Regional Medical Center today.
Once the bids are closed, information on the propose hospital bidders will be shared with the public so residents can make an informed decision.
District 3 Supervisor Bricklee Miller provided the SDN with the minimum requirements to submit health care system bids on OCH Regional Hospital in the request for proposals.
The continued operations must include additional health care services, Cardiology and Mental Health services are two specifically requested.
The bidder must prove physician recruitment and retention.
The bidder must show community service and must provide acquiring entity and parent guarantee.
The purchase price of the hospital will pay off all debt on the hospital books which include revenue bonds and GO bonds. This will also include additional money for the future of Oktibbeha County.
This includes capital investments for five to 10 years and a minimum commitment over 10 years.
The bidder must prove employee retention, compensation levels equal or better than current benefit plans and a transition of retirement and COBRA benefits.
The medical staff must remain current and the bidder must have contractual obligation.