Muskogee Hospital Board Votes To Sell Or Lease Muskogee Hospital

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 11:37 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- The city-owned Muskogee Regional Medical Center will either be sold or leased to a for-profit hospital in hopes services will be expanded.

The hospital's board of trustees are considering proposals from Signature Hospitals of Dallas; Community Health Systems of Brentwood, Tennessee; Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee; and Essent Healthcare of Nashville, Tennessee.

Hospital officials say part of the sale or lease agreement will include requirement of no layoffs, no cuts in care for the poor and to keep the hospital's name.