The Indian River Medical Center’s Board of Directors unanimously approved today a resolution to explore potential partnership opportunities with hospitals or multi-hospital organizations, with special focus on not-for-profit organizations with a charitable mission, to provide the long-term delivery of quality healthcare services to the residents of Indian River County.
The IRMC Board decision allows the Indian River Hospital District Collaborative Committee’s decision to move forward in the process by selecting the best consulting firm that will guide the process of identifying possible partners for the hospital. The Collaborative Committee will hear from three consulting firms on Monday, July 17 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Indian River Hospital District office.
“I believe this is a significant step in the right direction to proactively secure IRMC’s future in serving our community,” said IRMC Board of Directors Chairman Wayne T. Hockmeyer, Ph.D. “We are operating from a position of strength. It is the changing healthcare environment that is driving this effort and we need to explore the options available to us so that this community asset will be available to the residents in the future,” Hockmeyer added.