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Health Care Authority


The Health Care Authority (HCA) was created per Ordinance No. 3696 adopted June 14, 1994. The HCA was created for the purpose of providing integrated hospital and other health care services in the City and its environs by operating the city hospital located at 1323 N. A Street or at any other appropriate location in said city and providing such other health care services, including, without limitation, services that are customarily provided by an emergency medical service, a local health department, a home health agency, a mental health center, a clinic, a long-term care facility, a nonemergency transportation system, or any other such health care service as the Authority deems proper, appropriate and feasible.

In November 2018, the hospital became leased by a private group. The HCA remains in place to serve its original purpose and to administer the sales tax that was authorized to commence on April 1, 2015, and ending April 1, 2025. Sales tax funding continues to be used for HCA expense and debt in providing health care services at the facility located at 1323 N A Street.

Per Ordinance No. 4080, adopted March 1, 2011, one member may reside outside the corporate city limits.

Per Ordinance No. 4080, any member appointed to serve a four-year term after January 1, 2013, shall not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.

Per Ordinance No. 4160, adopted July 1, 2014, Any member of the board may be removed by the city manager, at his discretion, for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance, but only after he conducts an inquiry into any complaint about a member. Furthermore, if any member fails to attend 75% of the regularly scheduled meetings held during the calendar year or fails to attend three (3) consecutive regularly scheduled or special meetings where an official vote is required, then the position shall be considered vacated, and the member shall not be eligible to reapply for a board or commission position for a period of one (1) year. The board chairman shall submit an attendance report to the city clerk within ten (10) business days after each meeting.

Board Members:

Name Term Ends
Michael (Terry) Deschaine 4/30/2022
Fred Hinman 4/30/2024
Dr. Tamara McCue 4/30/2024
Faustino Naldoza Jr. 4/30/2021
Cecelia Newman 4/30/2021


Meets the third Thursday of each month at Sumner Community Hospital