Northampton County Director of Human Services yesterday stated that the ink is finally dry on a contract with Premier Healthcare Resources as Gracedale's management firm.
Premier will cost Northampton County as much as $1.9 million over the next five years. It includes an annual cost of one full-time administrator with 40% for fringe benefits ($182,000 in the first year), along with a bonus of $30,000 per year if the manager is successful in achieving certain benchmarks. Premier also offered to accept penalties if it fails to deliver.
Although Marcus declines to state premier's exact starting date, it will be before the end of the month.