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January 23, 1997

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1- 18 Thursday, January 23, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Board prevails in contract tall00::00 I Continued from front page been seen and they had received two or three ambulances. Arcon took over operation of PMC under terms of a contract signed very close to the zero hour, about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Final contract talks between the Pahrump Community Hospital Board of Trustees and Arcon, repre- sented by regional vice-president Jone Law-Koford in COt.6E t',qXa PAHRUMP New Courses! Interactive Video Courses Direct from Las Vegas Campus! Interactive Live Video Conferencing Courses with live instructor. For more information call Dan Simmons 751-3452 Classes: * Introduction to teaching the young child: Early childhood education Complete Preschool Education Mon. 6-9 Small Business Management, learn to operate a successful small business Tue. 6-9 Business Law, law regarding Contract Sales & Commercial Paper Thurs. 6-9 SAME DAY SERVICE Denture Reline (and Repair Io o1 IIGETS OF TICE  ID OOt414UIIY OOLLfE S]I OF tillD person and Arcon attorneys by telephone, began in Pahrump at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Following a brief business meeting the board recessed to reconvene at board counsel Len Smith's office in Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. Interested parties not able to make the trip to Las Vegas were invited to join the group via telephone confer- ence to the board's Pahrump office. Board trustees stood firm as they insisted on changes on five points. Agreement was reached by the two parties minutes before 2 p.m. when Diana Stiles made a motion for the board to accept the contract, with changes. Ed Sharp provided the second and the trustees, who were all present, voted unanimously to accept the contract as specified. The first of the five points was hours of operation. Arcon had proposed maintaining clinic hours for twelve hours a day for the first year. The board found this unacceptable as Arcon's assurance that they would pro- vide 24-hour, 7-day care on the day they took over PMC was a major reason they were selected over the other two bidders. Arcon said they could not provide 24-hour, 7-day care until they were able to replace Dr. Hoppe who is leaving January 31st and the Physician's Assistant who left with St. Rose. A compromise was finally reached. Arcon agreed to provide the 24-hour, 7-day availability with a nurse practitioner and a P.A. on site for the third shift with a Medical Doctor "on call" as soon as staff was available but not later than March 1, 1997. Arcon agreed to provide maintenance on PMC owned equipment they will use, but said they would not provide PAHRUMP VALLEY . TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE Call Joy Morrlssey 727-4144 maintenance for PMC equipment not used by them. The board agreed to pay for insurance and security for the current two year contract with Arcon to assume re- sponsibility for both at the end of the two years if they exercise their option to renew the lease for a term of 50 years and at the end of that time for an additional 50 years. If a sale of the property is deemed legal by the Nevada State Attorney General and the State Board of Taxation, the sale price would be the amount owed on the construction loan for PMC at the time the lease was signed minus any payments made by Arcon. Arcon has agreed to assume payment of the debt when they reach the "break-even" point in their operation of PMC. Payments made by the board between the date the lease was signed and the date of sale would not be deducted from the purchase price. Additionally, both parties agreed to proceed, in good faith to establish the legality of the sale of PMC and to get an opinion on the two 50 year lease terms which some trustees feared might be viewed as a sale. Each agreed not to seek legal remedy against the other during the term of the two year lease for actions made as a result of the findings. Smith made the contract changes as directed by the board and Arcon and had the document ready for the trustees' signature by 7 p.m. Saturday. The seven trustees have invested the bulk of the last two and half months of their lives to secure a new operator for PMC after learning that St. Rose was leaving. Through their effort, they kept their promise to the people of the Pahrump Valley. PMC's doors remain open. VALLEY DENTAL GIIOUP 1420 E. Stale Highway 372 Pahrump, NV, 89041 727-6615 I . gl p* pr N I_. T st P Primary care, laboratory and radiology services Affiliated visiting medical specialists Special series of educational lectures for seniors Most major insurances accepted Office Hours: M-F, 8 am to 12 pm and 1 to 5 pm Have questions? We will be happy to assist you. 1J 51 S H i g h w a y I lll II Illll I 1 60 * P a h r u m p Summit Family Healthcare A Division of Desert Springs Hospital 727-5509 Nevada 89048