EDMOND, Okla.-Chicago-based National Surgery Centers said it has acquired Surgery Center of Edmond (Okla.) from a physician group. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. National Surgery said the center is its third in the Oklahoma City area and generates about $7 million in annual revenues. National Surgery has a network of 36 outpatient centers in 13 states and reported 1996 revenues of $77.4 million.
VIENNA, Va.-MHM Correctional Services, a subsidiary of Vienna-based MHM Services, has signed an $8.5 million contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections to provide capitated mental health services to the state's prison inmates. The state's correctional system consists of 37,000 inmates in some 40 facilities. The contract has four one-year extension options that could result in total revenues of more than $42.5 million. MHM provides subacute and behavioral health services at more than 925 nursing homes, assisted-living centers and other community-living facilities in 11 states.
CAMDEN, S.C.-The board of trustees of 198-bed Kershaw County Medical Center has named Donnie J. Weeks as its new president and chief executive officer. Weeks, 49, replaces Dennis Lofe, 44, who resigned in May to pursue other career opportunities. The board appointed Chief Operating Officer Susan Outen, 43, to serve as interim chief executive until Weeks assumes the post in October. Since October 1994, Weeks has served as executive vice president and COO of Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System, which operates 463-bed Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Previously, Weeks was president and CEO of 75-bed Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Newberry, S.C.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Capital Community Health Plan, a five-hospital HMO serving 6,500 Medicaid beneficiaries in the District of Columbia, is joining with United HealthCare, a Minneapolis-based health plan, to enroll in a pilot program uninsured children who are ineligible for other types of health insurance. The program, called Capital Community Kids Care, also will receive a grant from the Alliance for Medical Care, a Washington-based foundation that seeks to expand coverage to more district residents. Beginning in October, the program will cover children age 18 and under whose family incomes are up to 275% of the federal poverty level. Monthly premiums will be $63.60 per child. Families will contribute $10 per month per child if their incomes are up to 130% of the federal poverty level, $17 per month per child if their incomes are between 131% and 185% of poverty, and $25 per month per child if their incomes are between 186% and 275% of the poverty level. The program will cover the balance. Capital Community already contracts with United to provide management and administrative services.