It is hereby found and determined that the John Dempsey Hospital of The University of Connecticut Health Center is a vital resource of The University of Connecticut and the state and is essential as a clinical resource for the teaching and research programs of the schools of medicine and dental medicine of The University of Connecticut and as a provider of comprehensive health care and treatment within the state and the region. It is further found and determined that the financial and procedural restrictions that are applicable to the John Dempsey Hospital impedes it from providing hospital services at as low a cost as other hospitals in the state, and that it is imperative that the John Dempsey Hospital be permitted to operate efficiently and effectively to provide health care services. It is hereby declared to be a public purpose for the benefit of the people of the state of Connecticut to promote maximum flexibility for the John Dempsey Hospital to continue to serve effectively as the teaching hospital of The University of Connecticut and to provide lower cost health care through the creation of The University of Connecticut Health Center Finance Corporation and through the exercise by such corporation of the functions, powers and duties as hereinafter provided and that the exercise by such corporation of the functions, powers and duties hereinafter provided constitutes the performance of an essential public and governmental function. It is further declared that the John Dempsey Hospital and The University of Connecticut Health Center are ably served by their staffs and that sections 10a-250 to 10a-263, inclusive, shall not be construed as altering the integrity of present state employees’ collective bargaining units.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 10a-251
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.