Hospital Authority of Savannah

Description:

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND THE ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SAVANNAH CREATING THE SAVANNAH HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (approved on December 29, 1977)

BE IT RESOLVED, by The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Hospital Authorities Law, I Ga. L 1964, p. 499,599, codified in Ga. Code Ann., Ch.88-18, that there is need for a hospital authority to function in the City of Savannah for the purpose, among others, of promoting the public health of said political subdivision and that such authority shall be and the same is hereby created and designated as the Hospital Authority of Savannah . Said Authority shall transact business and exercise all lawful powers and shall have a membership consisting of seven (7) members who shall serve for staggered terms. Let a copy of this Resolution be filed with the Georgia State Department of Public Health.

Today, the Authority arranges the contractual agreements between Candler General Hospital and arrange purchases of hospital authority bonds used to finance the building of their complex off DeRenne.

Membership/Appointment:

A membership consisting of seven (7) members who shall serve for staggered terms, with the term of each such member being 4 years or until their successor is appointed and qualified.

The Georgia Hospital Authorities Law provides for the following appointment process with respect to each vacancy:

(1) The City Council shall submit a list of three eligible persons to the Hospital Authority board;

(2) The Hospital Authority board at its next regular meeting shall either select one of the three persons named in such list or decline to select any of the persons named in the list. If the board declines to select any of the persons named on the list, it shall so notify the City Council; and

(3) Upon receipt of notification that the Hospital Authority board has declined to select any of the persons named in the City Council's list, the City Council shall submit a second list of three eligible persons, no one of whom was named on the first list, to the board of the Hospital Authority board. The Hospital Authority board at its next regular meeting after receipt of the second list shall select one of the three persons named in the second list.

Term:
Overlapping four-year (4) terms.

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

Dr. Dreanna Cross, Vice Chairman
Post 7

09/19/13(R)

03/31/21

Taqwaa Saleem
Post 1

03/12/20

05/31/23

Amy Lee Copeland
Post 4

09/19/13(R)

03/31/24

Jose de Arimateia da Cruz
Post 5

03/12/20

03/31/24

Mary Ann Mock, Secretary
Post 2

09/19/13(R)

03/31/23

Grace H. Taylor
Post 3

09/19/13(R)

03/31/24

Leonard McCoy
Post 6

03/12/2003/31/24


For more information, please contact:

Leonard J. (Lenny) Panzitta
email
Panzitta LLC d/b/a Panzitta Law

200 E. St. Julian St., Suite 605
Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-5833