NASHVILLE — A change to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Act is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.
State senators took final action on the bill, which adds Erlanger Health System’s medical chief of staff to the public hospital’s board of trustees. The vote was 30-0.
The House approved the bill last week on a 96-0 vote.
“Obviously, Erlanger has been struggling financially,” said Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, the bill’s Senate sponsor. “As a delegation, we want to ensure there is proper oversight and input from physicians. This is one temporary step toward a more permanent solution.”
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Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...