All four City Councilors on a task force considering bids for leasing Memorial Health System have voted Monday morning to submit a partnership bid coordinated by the University of Colorado Hospital to the full Council.
The vote means that the task force will send only the CU bid, and no others, to Council for further consideration and more specific lease negotiations. Council's next step would be to approve or reject the recommendation. If it survives that, the bid would go to Colorado Springs voters, either in a special election or on the November ballot.
Jan Martin, Tim Leigh, Brandy Williams and Merv Bennett, the four Council members on the task force, made the decision today after the non-Council members of the task force made a similar recommendation Friday.
As the proposal explains, the idea is to make Memorial Health System the "southern hub of a new statewide non-profit health system." Partners include University of Colorado Hospital, Poudre Valley Health System of Fort Collins, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado itself. For more, see our blog from Friday here.