County confident UMC’s future better with new governance
In July 2003, health care expert Larry Gage stood before the Clark County Commission to present a report about the challenges University Medical Center faced as a public safety-net hospital and how a change in governance could help the ailing operation find firmer financial footing.
Nearly 10 years to the day later, Gage returned to a different group of county commissioners. This time, Gage — who founded and for 30 years led the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems — gave the report seated. But his message was essentially unchanged from 2003 — commissioners need to turn control of UMC over to an independent board of experts.
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