BRAWLEY — The Pioneers Memorial Hospital board has set a special meeting for 5 today to consider its contract with Brim Healthcare Inc., which has managed the hospital for 14 years.
Tonight's meeting will be a closed session at Pioneers hospital, 207 W. Legion Road.
The agenda states there will be an evaluation of the hospital's two top administrators, both Brim employees — Chief Executive Officer Richard Mendoza and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Heckathorne.
Mendoza was recently hired; Heckathorne has been with Pioneers for the duration of the Brim contract.
The agenda, after listing each position to face evaluation, notes the jobs are part of the Brim contract.
Mendoza said this morning the first year of a five-year contract the board approved with Brim ends in June and the board has the opportunity to review that contract.
When the board approved the contract a year ago, it stated the board could break from the contract without cause after the first year. The contract with Brim calls for Pioneers to pay a $590,000 annual fee and for that fee to increase based on the consumer price index.