Chattanooga: Erlanger trustees reject severance for outgoing CEO Brexler; accept resignation

Chattanooga: Erlanger trustees reject severance for outgoing CEO Brexler; accept resignation

December 12th, 2011 by Mariann Martin and Ansley Haman in Local - Breaking News

Gregg Gentry, senior. Vice President of Human Resources, leads a meeting with trustees of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority held to discuss the transition plan for outgoing CEO Jim Brexler. The trustees voted to accept Brexler's resignation.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Document: Transition Agreement

Erlanger hospital's board of trustees unanimously accepted CEO Jim Brexler's resignation, but in a 4-4 vote, the trustees did not agree to give him a severance package worth at least $727,000 in salary and benefits.

After the agreement including the severance package failed, trustee Jennifer E. Stanley made a motion to accept the resignation and continue severance negotiations.

The first vote called would have accepted Brexler's resignation, effective Dec. 31, and awarded him 15 months of salary and 18 months of health benefits.

Voting for the agreement were trustees Ronald A. Loving, James D. Hutcherson, Kim White and Dr. Phyllis E. Miller. Trustees who voted against a severance were Stanley, Richard Casavant, Russell T. King, Jr. and James A. Worthington, Jr. Trustees Dr. Charles F. Longer, Michael Griffin and Patrick E. Quinn were absent from the meeting.

The board voted unanimously to accept Brexler's resignation.

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