Housing First request to highlight hospital board meeting

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Highlighting the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors' meeting agenda Tuesday evening is a special order of business involving a request from Juneau Housing First.

    The organization is asking the hospital board to approve a $250,000 donation for phase two of its housing project.

    Hospital CEO Chuck Bill was asked on Action Line Monday what he will recommend to the board.

    He responded by saying its the right thing to do for the community and it really improves the overall health of the community.  In addition, it reduces the use of the emergency room and its almost completely eliminated the use of their sleep off facility.

    Bill said he would recommend that the board support the organization probably at an amount less than $250,000.   He said the hospital board anted up $138,000 in support of phase one.  

    The hospital board is also scheduled to conduct an executive session on Bill's annual evaluation.

    The hospital board is scheduled to convene at 5:30 this evening.



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