Florida's Munroe Regional Medical Center Weighs Costs of Privatization
The consultant, Ponder & Co. from Chicago, was hired by the Marion County Hospital District trustees to study options for addressing the long-term financial needs of the public hospital.
Consultants have explained that the hospital might benefit financially from a for-profit partner, but it would also need to give up major decision-making power, which has caused concern among some hospital trustees, board members, physicians and administrators.
The consultant group and a Munroe Workgroup, comprised of major stakeholders, will examine all the possible partnerships in the next 30 days.
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