CaroMont Health CEO Doug Luckett abruptly steps down

Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health President and CEO Doug Luckett has resigned unexpectedly, according to a Gaston Gazette report. He has served at the helm of the hospital since April 2013.

Mr. Luckett is leaving due to "personal commitments" that take up a "significant amount of his time," a CaroMont Health statement notes, according to the report. He announced his decision to depart on March 29, 2017, and representatives of the hospital board accepted his decision.

Mr. Luckett came to CaroMont in 2010 as executive vice president and COO. He was named to his current roles in 2013, following the departure of Randy Kelley. Mr. Kelley was fired in the wake of CaroMont's "Cheat Death" campaign, which faced heavy opposition and was ultimately recalled.

During Mr. Luckett's tenure, the health system completed a number of capital projects, including the construction of the $24 million CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Mount Holly, N.C.

The board has not yet selected an interim leader or clarified its timetable to identify a permanent replacement, according to the report.

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