Board member Ariel Hurtado grabs his bags and leaves the April 3 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting after being told his presence could jeopardize negotiations for ACE Anesthesia Group. Hurtado is an ACE subcontractor. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hospital board approves renewal of anesthesiology contract

ACE Anesthesia Group will have 10 days to accept the three-year, $1.6 million offer after it’s presented in May.

Many of those attending the March 28 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting voiced their approval of the current anesthesia group, as well as concern about accusations against anesthesiologist and outspoken board member Ariel Hurtado. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hospital staff voice support for current anesthesia group during contract talks

ACE Anesthesia praised by 10 nurses for its dedication and expertise.