City, county, SCBHS meeting on proposed Carris affiliation

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County-Benson Health Services Governing Board will meet with the Benson City Council and Swift County Board of Commissioners next Monday as it proposes to move toward affiliation with Carris Health.

Carris Health is based in Willmar and is a subsidiary of CentraCare Health of St. Cloud subsidiary of CentraCare serving west central and southwestern Minnesota.

The joint meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in the governing board’s meeting room at SCBHS.

While the SCBHS governing board has been researching the options for affiliation over the past months, ultimately the decision will be before the city and the county. Under the bylaws that established the SCBHS hospital district, the city and county have the final say on the proposed lease of the facilities to Carris.

Monday night’s meeting is intended to go over the proposed outline of how a lease arrangement with Carris would work and why the SCBHS governing board believes it is the right option for the local facility...


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