published Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Erlanger at Hutcheson’s board puts brakes on severance package for former Hutcheson CEO

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    Hutcheson Medical Center President and CEO Charles Stewart
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The board of directors of Erlanger at Hutcheson have put the brakes on a severance package for former President and CEO Charles L. Stewart.

The 15-month package, which would have been worth as much as $407,000, was granted by the former Hutcheson board.

“This is just one of many actions we are taking to get the hospital back on a sound financial course and operating with utmost efficiency,” said Corky Jewell, Hutcheson board chairman. “Over the coming months you will see the results of those actions with outcomes of top quality health care initiatives and bringing the hospital back to the respected and trusted institution it used to be.”

The board’s statement said, “it is the mission of the current board not to enter into agreements with future leadership promising severance packages for performance below the standards expected.”

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Marathon5454 said...

I agree that Stewart was not a good manager of Hutcheson, but he had very little to do with its demise--The decisions and management that ruined Hutcheson date back to 1988--It's beyond hypercritical that Corky Jewell, of all people, is the current Chairman of Hutcheson--Look at his family tree and you get a clear view of some of the people who "killed" Hutcheson

December 13, 2011 at 9:20 p.m.
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