After two long years of negotiations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp purchased the South Lamar and Belk boulevard building of its BMH North Mississippi hospital for $60 million and an additional $5.6 million from its Health Trust Fund. The city and county will jointly share the profits. The hospital will move forward with building a new $250 million facility in Oxford. (August 18, 2011, Page 1A)
Gov. Haley Barbour signed into effect a request for Oxford to create a special reserve fund for hospital sale revenues if and when the purchase is approved. (April 26, 2011, Page 2)
After 18 months of discussion, a deal appears to be looming in the next two weeks as the city and county near the end of changes to the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the building of a new $300M facility. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)
While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced today that the new $300 million hospital they want to build will be located within the current city limits and that they will not be using the property purchased by their affiliate Black Bear Land Co. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has hired a Jackson attorney to help with negotiations with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 16, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hold all future negotiations between the city of Oxford, Lafayette County and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials in open, public meetings.
Supervisor Mike Pickens made the motion, claiming recent information released to the public through the media had been inaccurate.
The vote passed unanimously to hold all negotiations with Baptist in an open forum unless advised to do so otherwise by board attorney David O’Donnell. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)