BRAWLEY — The Pioneers Memorial Hospital board met in closed session Monday to discuss its management contract with Brim Healthcare Inc., but no action was taken.
The board did start deliberations on the contract with the Portland, Ore.-based Brim.
The first year of the five-year contract ends in June and at that time the board can end the contract without cause.
The contract calls for Pioneers to pay a $590,000 annual fee to Brim, with that amount to increase after the first two years of the contract based on the consumer price index.
Katy Santillan, the most vocal opponent of Brim on the board, declined to comment about Monday's proceedings. Other board members could not be reached for comment.