Erie County Medical Center CEO removed: 7 things to know

The board of directors at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Erie County Medical Center Corp. has voted to remove CEO Richard Cleland, according to The Buffalo News.

Here are seven things to know about the decision.

1. Mr. Cleland contends he was not let go, but rather exercised his right to terminate his employment agreement for cause.

2. Details of what led to Mr. Cleland's departure were not disclosed. However, he said he felt he had "a few significant reasons" to leave the medical center, according to The Buffalo News.

3. Mr. Cleland is leaving before his employment agreement was set to run out. He told The Buffalo News the agreement ran until 2018.

4. He was named COO in 2012 and interim CEO in April 2014. Mr. Cleland was named the permanent CEO in May.

5. During his tenure, he oversaw various projects such as the building of Terrace View, a skilled nursing facility, according to The Buffalo News.

6. ECMC President Thomas Quatroche Jr. will take over for Mr. Cleland as acting CEO.

7. In addition to Mr. Cleland's departure, ECMC COO Mary Laski Hoffman, RN, BSN, has resigned. She was appointed to the position earlier this year.

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