CEO of Kansas safety-net clinic suspended after audit

The board of Lawrence, Kan.-based Heartland Community Health Center suspended its CEO, Jon Stewart, after a review of the organization's finances found discrepancies in the allocation of funding, according to KCUR.

During the audit, the board found a mix of personal and corporate funds that led to Mr. Stewart's suspension. Heartland Community Health Center, one of nearly 30 safety-net clinics in Kansas, promoted its chief operating officer to interim CEO.

"I believe they were just doing auditing on a variety of different things and [these findings] came up through that," said Melanie Coen, a spokesperson for the clinic, according to KCUR.

Mr. Stewart has been with Heartland Community Health Center since 2008.

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