by Pam Zubeck
The city issued this news release about the Memorial Health System bidding process:
Community Health Systems has withdrawn from the process to identify strategic options for Memorial Health System. The remaining bidders are:
· Centura Health;
· HCA — HealthONE LLC;
· Memorial Health System;
· Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System; and
· University of Colorado Hospital Authority.
Until Dec. 1 Quiet Period while Task Force members individually score the bids.
Dec. 1 Task Force members submit score sheets to McDermott, Will & Emery. Bids will be made available to the public.
Dec. 2 Task Force meeting (approximately six hours) open to the public. Bidders will be invited to give a brief summary of their bids and answer questions from the Task Force.
Dec. 7 Moderated Town Hall meeting (approximately six hours). Each bidder will be invited to give a brief summary of their bid with questions from the public following the presentations. This meeting will be in the Council Chambers, televised and designed to give the public a chance to hear from the bidders and ask the bidders questions.
Dec. 9 Task Force open meeting (8-11 A.M.) to begin discussions to reach a consensus on recommendation to Council.
Dec. 14, 16, 19, 27 (8-11 AM)
Task Force meetings to continue consensus discussions.
No later than Dec. 27th
Task Force will reach a consensus on what recommendation to take forward to City Council.