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Erlanger changes food, housekeeping contract

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Surrounded by people in suits and white coats, Jimmie Lee took his seat in the Erlanger hospital board room Thursday in his blue floor tech jumpsuit.

A 12-year employee who helps to keep the hospital's floors clean, it was Lee's first Erlanger Health System board meeting. He was there to hear the public discussion about moving 250 employees -- including himself -- over to a new employer before a final vote.

But there was not a word of debate, and the board changed the employment status of Lee and the others with a quick, unanimous vote to approve a $12.5 million contract with Aramark Corp. for its food and housekeeping services.

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