Saint John's Health Center Ousts CEO, COO and Board Members
Fifteen members of the hospital's 17-member board of directors were also dismissed.
CEO Lou Lazatin and COO Eleanor Ramirez were fired and replaced by Mike Wall and Ken Meehan, effective last Thursday. According to the report, Ms. Lazatin was fired and escorted from the building, and the board members were fired via email on Thursday.
Saint John's Health Center has been losing money in recent years; the hospital reported a net income loss of $20.7 million in 2010, as reported by the American Hospital Directory.
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Saint John's owner, did not comment on the dismissal, according to the report.
More Articles on California Hospital Executive Moves:Mercy Folsom Hospital President Preps for Retirement, Prepares Replacement
Rideout Health Names Istikram Qaderi Chief Quality Officer
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.