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qt Coad bids hospital board adieu by Patti Babcock Bob Coad read a prepared statement during the public comment section of the Pahrump Community Hospital Board of Trustees' meeting on Friday, December 27. He will attend the January 3, 1997, but since it is expected to be a lengthy meeting he decided to make his comments Friday. He said, "It has been a great pleasure to have been given the honor of serving with you these last three months. We received the St. Rose gauntlet prior to my first meeting, and since, we have had a herculean task of searching for a replacement. I feel the decision to go with Arcon is a good one and will be met with relief by the thinking people of the valley. Since we designed this facility with the core services of a hospital in mind, I am not in favor of selling it, as this would mean starting all over again and building a complete hospital, including ER, X-ray Lab, etc. This would also put the Hospi- tal District Board in direct competition with Arcon, which situation would not be healthy for either party. I strongly urge the board to work with Arcon on their expansion plans and use board money for the costs. IfI understood Jone (Jone Koford, Arcon Vice-President) correctly, their goal is to bring PMC up to the Arcon model. If the board handles the construction costs, they will not pursue the purchase of the facility. As I read the proposal by Arcon, you will receive a complete financial and operational report once a month from Arcon, which will allow you to grasp the situation very quickly if anything is going askew. You have a good board, and I feel your new member (Johnny Walker) is going to be a helpful addition. IfI can be of any help in the future, please ask, and I will come limping." Coat was appointed to serve on the first hospital board, but was defeated in the November 1994 election. In October, he was once again appointed to the board this time to fill a vacancy created by a resignation. History repeated when he lost a bid for election to the board in November. The meeting lasted less than an hour. There were no minutes to approve as the secretary was ill and none were available. There were no bills to pay for the same reason. The stated purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Arcon contract and discussion, action and decision on PMC' s .Briefly Noted Driving class There will be a 55-Ative mature driving class January 7th and 8th, 1997. To register call Don at 727-0427. Valley Cruisers of Pahrump Interested in all kinds of car activities? "Valley Cruisers of Pahmmp" car club is looking for new members! The club meets the second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at 6451 South Homestead Rd. Cruise Nite is the second Saturday of each month, 2 - 4 p.m., at Archie's Restaurant. Call Joe, (702) 372-5315, or Kevin, (702) 727-4893 (after 6 p.m.) for more information. Genealogical group meets Pahrump Valley Genealogi- cal society meetings will be held on the SECOND THURS- DAY of each month at the Mormon Church located at Wilson Rd. and West Ave. at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. This is a non-denomi- national group and everyone is welcome to at/end. For more information, regarding the ge- nealogy society, please contact Nancy Raskopf at 727-9680. The Family History Center is open to everyone wanting to so research on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regarding information about the Family HistoryLibrary.Pleasecal1727- 5229 during open hours. Spe- cial appointments for research at the library, can be made by calling Marrion New bry at 727-1331. % Plan of Action. Board attorney Len Smith did not attend the meeting, but his office telephoned during the meeting tosay they had heard from Arcon's attorneys for the first time that morning and a tentative contract should arrive at Smith's home on Saturday. The next scheduled meeting, January 3, 1997, is the date set for the contract to be ready for board review. With no contract and no attorney present discussion of the contract was limited to items the board wants to be included. Chairman Manldns said a tape of the meeting could be sent to Smith so he would be aware of their concerns. The major item of concern to the board was Arcon's request for an option to purchase PMC as the facility will have to bexpanded to meet their model which includes expanded primary patient care, expanded laboratory and radiology services and eventually to provide outpatient surgery and endoscopy. Trustee Roger Burnley suggested a long term lease or lease hold agreement might be the best solution. Board members appeared to agree that a lease with the board maintaining ownership of the facility and paying for any necessary expansion would be preferable to selling PMC. Burnley asked if the board should continue with the proposed $160,000 purchase of the 12 plus acres adjoining PMC. Members decided to take no action on this until after they review the contract. They agreed to leave the pro- posed purchase as it now stands which is waiting for approval by the University of Nevada Reno Board of Trustees at their January 20 meeting. The brief meeting concluded in less than an hour. The Service Assistance Program 00ishes to thal00 other ]roulas helpe8 00ith Oonationa this an8 inOi00iOual00 thei00 e00orts holiOa00t ae00on. 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