BOUNTIFUL, Utah-Healthtrust-The Hospital Co. has contracted with Los Angeles-based Health Care Property Investors to develop a 49,456-square-foot medical office building for $6.1 million. As part of the deal, Healthtrust will enter a 14-year lease with the company. Terms of the lease weren't released. Nashville, Tenn.-based Healthtrust operates six hospitals in Utah, one of which-Lakeview Hospital-is located in Bountiful. Healthtrust is negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission over a recent deal to buy three additional northern Utah hospitals from Holy Cross Health System Corp. of South Bend, Ind. (June 13, p. 10). Health Care Property Investors is a self-administered, equity-oriented real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare-related facilities. The company has invested through joint ventures in 176 properties in 31 states.
LOS ANGELES-In the largest private-sector immunization initiative ever undertaken in California, UniHealth America and a business coalition will conduct more than 250 clinics in the San Fernando Valley over the next six months. The clinics, to be held at elementary schools, McDonald's restaurants and other locations, will be voluntarily staffed by UniHealth nurses. Coupled with an educational campaign, the immunization program's goal is to boost Los Angeles County's 41% immunization rate for 2-year-olds, which is among the nation's lowest. In a recent measles outbreak, 40 children died and 2,700 were hospitalized. UniHealth, which operates several hospitals in the valley, also is setting up the clinics, providing program management and providing educational materials. The county is providing the vaccines.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-The Arizona Hospital Association elected its 1994-1995 board of directors at its annual convention last monthin Scottsdale. Robert Rundio, ad- ministrator at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, was elected ArHA chairman for 1994-1995. Gerald Wissink, president of Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems in Phoenix, was named chairman-elect. The executive committee for ArHA's 1994-1995 board of directors includes Immediate Past-Chairman Robert Applewhite, trustee of St. Luke's Health System in Phoenix; Secretary/Treasurer Robert Benjamin, administrator of Southeast Arizona Medical Center in Douglas; and John Rivers, ArHA's current president and chief executive officer.