Coulee Medical Center CEO Jonathan Owens steps down ahead of performance evaluation: 5 notes

Grand Coulee, Wash.-based Coulee Medical Center CEO Jonathan Owens resigned, according to a report by The Star.

Here are five notes:

1. Mr. Owens chose to resign before his first annual performance evaluation. He served as CEO since July 2016.

2. A hospital district commission committee interviewed employees in the month leading up to the evaluation.

3. During the interviews, hospital employees voiced concerns over the management structure, which they said was "changing in a way that had everyone reporting directly to the chief executive officer," according to the report.

4. Ramona Hicks has taken over as interim CEO.

5. Ms. Hicks worked at the hospital since 1993, serving in numerous roles, such as operating room supervisor, infection control nurse and quality director.

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