City of Ketchikan, KMC enter new lease and operating discussions

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The City of Ketchikan and PeaceHealth commenced formal negotiations for a new lease and operating agreement of the city-owned PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center on June 2.

    The city and PeaceHealth have worked together to provide essential care at KMC for nearly 60 years, and PeaceHealth’s presence in Ketchikan can be traced to the 1920s with the arrival of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

    In preparation for the current lease expiration on October 8, 2023, the City retained ECG Management Consultants to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current lease agreement and services delivered to the community.

    The city also solicited valuable input from the community through interviews and public forums.

    Negotiations are expected to take place over the next several months, with ECG participating in an advisory capacity.

    All KMC operations will remain in place through the negotiation period and remainder of the lease term.

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