The Ketchikan City Council will vote Thursday on a revised agreement with PeaceHealth regarding council participation on the local hospital’s Community Health Board.
The city owns the hospital building, but it is operated by PeaceHealth. Council members were unhappy with an earlier proposed agreement drafted by PeaceHealth that strictly limited how the council member appointed to that board could participate.
According to a memo from City Manager Karl Amylon, city officials have since met with PeaceHealth representatives and revised the proposed agreement.
The revised proposal appoints the city manager as the council’s representative on the Health Board. It also allows the manager to participate as a full member of the board except in cases where the manager has a conflict of interest. That can include discussions about the hospital lease and the hospital’s relationship with the City of Ketchikan.
Thursday’s Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.