AK city and regional group agree to hospital purchase

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A city government in Alaska has approved agreements allowing a regional health consortium to take over operation of its community hospital, officials said.

The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly voted 5-2 Monday to approve asset purchase and facilities lease agreements so Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium can operate Sitka Community Hospital, The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Tuesday.

The consortium’s board will consider approval of the agreements April 26, with a likely June 30 closing date, the newspaper reported.

The consortium will take over operations at the...


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