NATCHEZ, Miss. -- Natchez Regional Medical Center will seek a "stalking horse" bid in which a potential buyer makes an initial offer to set the floor for an auction. Hospital officials tell The Natchez Democrat that three health care providers have agreed to participate. "We are hopeful that within a matter of weeks we will have identified a stalking horse," said Healthcare Management Partners Director Clare Moylan. Healthcare Management Partners was hired by Adams County in July to help negotiate the sale of the county-owned NRMC.