Hamilton County State legislators introduced a bill this week in the General Assembly that paves the way for the Hospital Authority board to create a newly-formed 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization for the Erlanger Health System.
Erlanger officials said, "Among the key benefits created by the enabling legislation is the ability of Erlanger’s board to adopt more modernized, market-based purchasing guidelines.
"Under the new status, the current Authority board would remain in place and a new operating board would be created. Erlanger will continue to serve its public hospital mission to provide comprehensive and essential medical services, as well as meet the healthcare needs of the underserved population of the Tri-State region.
"Under the Modernization Act, for example, Erlanger’s board will be able to adopt procurement and purchasing policies which conform to current market-based purchasing guidelines."