A resolution adding a representative of Saint Thomas Health to the strategic planning committee established pursuant to Substitute Resolution No. RS2018-1032 regarding Nashville General Hospital operations.
WHEREAS, on February 6, 2018, the Metropolitan Council approved Substitute Resolution No. RS2018-1032 which appropriated Seventeen Million, One Hundred Forty-One Thousand Dollars ($17,141,000) for the benefit of the Hospital Authority, Four Million Four Hundred Nine Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-Six Dollars ($4,409,676) of which is to be paid directly by the Metropolitan Government to Meharry Medical College for services provided at Nashville General Hospital through June 30, 2017; and
WHEREAS, Substitute Resolution No. RS2018-1032 further established a strategic planning committee consisting of representatives from the Metropolitan Council, the Metropolitan Government Department of Finance, the Metropolitan Hospital Authority, and Nashville General Hospital; and
WHEREAS, on February 20, 2018, the Metropolitan Council approved Resolution No. RS2018-1057 adding representatives from Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to the strategic planning committee because of their respective significant roles in the operations of Nashville General Hospital and their potential contributions to discussions of hospital operations; and
WHEREAS, Saint Thomas Health is one of the largest nonprofit safety net providers in Nashville, providing over $92 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured, and community benefit programs for the poor and vulnerable in fiscal year 2017. Additionally, Saint Thomas Health provides care to thousands of uninsured indigent patients within their hospitals, nine clinics which serve the poor and vulnerable, as well as in their clinically integrated primary care clinics and specialists offices; and
WHEREAS, it is proper and fitting that the strategic planning committee created by Substitute Resolution No. RS2018-1032 should be further expanded to include a representative from Saint Thomas Health.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the strategic planning committee created pursuant to Substitute Resolution No. RS2018-1032, approved February 6, 2018, be expanded to include a representative from Saint Thomas Health.
Section 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is hereby instructed to submit a copy of this Resolution to Tim Adams, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health.
Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
John Cooper, Steve Glover, Bob Mendes
Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee
IntroducedMarch 20, 2018
AdoptedMarch 20, 2018
ApprovedMarch 21, 2018
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