BEEVILLE, Texas-Bee County Regional Medical Center agreed to a long-term lease with Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, Texas. The deal was announced after eight months of negotiations between Spohn and Bee County officials, who also considered a bid from Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Nashville, Tenn. Spohn will lease the 70-bed hospital and its adjacent medical office building for 30 years, and the hospital's name will be changed to Spohn Bee County Hospital. In addition, Spohn agreed to provide up to $300,000 in indigent-care services to Bee County residents. The lease will become effective in late September. Spohn is one of nine hospitals sponsored by Incarnate Word Health Services, San Antonio.
MARIETTA, Okla.-Love County Health Center has signed a management agreement with Integris Health, the Oklahoma City-based parent company of Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma. Under the agreement, the 20-bed county hospital will pay Integris for assistance with financial and administrative functions and for representing the hospital in obtaining managed-care contracts.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.-Pharmaceutical giant Hoechst Marion Roussel has given $50,000 to the University of Kansas Medical Center for graduate education in outcomes measurement. The university is creating a new concentration in healthcare outcomes and management research. Faculty will be drawn from the department of health services administration in the school of pharmacy on KU's Lawrence campus and from the school of nursing and the school of medicine at the Kansas City, Kan., campus. Hoechst Marion Roussel's North American operations are based in Kansas City, Mo.
DALLAS-Physician Reliance Network, based in Dallas, has entered a management service agreement with Minnesota Oncology Hematology, which has 22 medical oncologists and one gynecological oncologist at three sites in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. It's the company's first group in Minnesota.