Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker: Donald E. Wilson, M.D.
Appointed by Prince George's County Executive & County Council: Stanley D. Brown, Esq.; Kenneth E. Glover; Thomas M. Himler.
Prince George's Hospital Center, Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland, September 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
c/o Governor's Legislative Office
State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1925
The Prince George's County Hospital Authority was created in May 2008 (Chapter 680, Acts of 2008). To transfer the Prince George's County Health Care System to one or more new owners, the Authority is to establish and implement a bidding process that is fair, open, and competitive.
First, the Authority immediately is to develop and issue a request for proposals for the sale or transfer of the System to an entity capable of providing health care services. Whether a bidder is able to establish a financially self-sustaining health care system that meets the needs of county residents and adjoining jurisdictions will be assessed by the Authority. In addition, the Authority will set deadlines for the submission of bids in order to select a successful bidder and reach an agreement to transfer the System to new owners.
The proposal agreement was to be presented prior to the beginning of the 2009 session of the General Assembly to the Governor, the State Treasurer, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, and specified legislative committees (Code Health-General Article, secs. 24-1601 through 24-1608). In January 2009, however, the Authority requested a 60-day extension for a bidding processes. In April 2009, the Authority was authorized to continue the bidding process to transfer the Prince George's County Health Care System to a new owner before May 2010 (Chapters 116 & 117, Acts of 2009). Further, to facilitate the transfer, certain State and local agencies are to designate individuals to serve as consultants to the Authority in reviewing and evaluating proposals.
Authorization for the Authority continues through May 22, 2010.
July 1, 2009
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