The Carroll County Board of Supervisors are in negotiations with Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona to take over the North Carrollton Clinic.
According to the board, the goal is to have the clinic open more days and work out a negotiation that will allow current nurse practitioner Kara McKay to continue to work at the clinic under Tyler Holmes.
The supervisors stated they don’t want to remove McKay from the clinic, however, they want the clinic to merge with Tyler Holmes.
During their Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 28, after with Board Attorney Kevin Horan gave his okay to discuss the matter in open session, the board didn’t want to McKay or the community to feel they were taking something away from anyone.
Supervisor Jim Neill said the board has been in talks with Tyler Holmes taking over the clinic, and the administration at Tyler Holmes is willing to allow McKay to stay on and work.
“They didn’t want to just, put her out or anything, they want her stay,” Neill said.
He said Tyler Holmes is willing to allow her to stay on and phase out when she wants to do so, adding they don’t want to take away her patients’ familiarity.
Neill said the hospital would pay $500 a month for the building and wanted to be able to have their maintenance men repair the grounds.
“They can remodel it and do whatever it is they need to do to it, to make it what they want,” Supervisor Terry Brown said.
“They shouldn’t need to remodel it, it was remodeled a few years back,” Corley said.
During Monday’s meeting, Horan told the board that he’d drafted up a proposed lease for Tyler Holmes, and he would send it to administrator, Sean Johnson. He said it’s a standard lease and asked the board to authorize him to send it on behalf of the board.
The lease would state that Tyler Holmes would take over the North Carrollton Clinic on January 1, 2020. Horan said negotiations are still underway between the board and Tyler Holmes.