Wednesday, October 17, 2012

County receives 3 nursing-home proposals

Consideration begins next month

Express Staff Writer

Three companies have submitted proposals for new skilled-nursing facilities in Blaine County, County Administrator Derek Voss said Tuesday.

Voss said the companies that have submitted information in response to the county’s request are Pocatello-based TanaBell Health Services, which has teamed up with Blaine Manor in Hailey; Pocatello-based Safe Haven Health Care, which is planning to build an assisted-living and skilled-nursing facility in Bellevue; and Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation, which has been campaigning to build a tiered-care facility west of Hailey for several years.

Voss said he has not yet looked at the proposals, but plans to do so this week and come up with a decision-making process that will evaluate the risks and merits of each proposal.

“Now we understand that the [interested parties] are a finite group,” he said. “That will allow the board [of commissioners] to design a program for evaluation that meets all our needs.”

Voss had sent a request for proposals to more than 70 skilled-nursing facilities in the state.

Blaine County Commissioner Angenie McCleary said she would put the issue on the agenda for Oct. 30, but that that meeting would likely be only to educate the public and the new, incoming county commissioner on the topic. Board evaluation and consideration of the proposals would begin during the Nov. 6 meeting.

In other county news:

( Char Nelson, county operations director, said her department has conducted interviews for a new county engineer to replace retiring engineer Jim Koonce. Nelson said she had made a recommendation to the board and was awaiting a decision.

( McCleary will testify before the health and welfare committees in the Idaho House and Senate next Monday on how state funding impacts county mental-health services.

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