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St. Luke Hospital waits for bond petition period to end

Bond interest will be determined, board will decide if project is feasible

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The notice has been published in the official newspaper of Marion County Hospital District No. 1 to solicit bonds for a multimillion-dollar renovation project.

No petitions have been filed with the county clerk to stop the process and the deadline is approaching.

If all goes according to plan, the board of directors of St. Luke Hospital will move forward with the hospital renovation project.

“After the petition period, we’ll submit the information to a rating agency for a bond rating,” hospital administrator Jeremy Armstrong said.

When a bond rating is determined, the board will review the information and decide if the project is feasible.

In the meantime, business continued for the hospital board when it met Nov. 17.

The board approved a policy for transporting patients from the emergency room to another hospital or facility.

An information technology contract agreement was approved between Marion Family Physicians and the hospital. The hospital will provide technical support to the clinic as needed.

Credentials were approved for Angela Meyer, a family practice and emergency room physician; Stephen Knecht, a radiology consultant; Hossein Amirani, a cardiology consultant; and 13 radiologists for teleradiology.

The hospital recently changed radiology groups, so all professionals needed to be approved.

The next hospital board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the clinic basement.

Last modified Nov. 25, 2009

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