Paul Levy Resigns as Head of Boston's Beth Israel Following Controversial Year

After a controversial year, Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, today announced his resignation, according to a Boston Globe report.

In an e-mail addressed to the hospital community, Mr. Levy said he decided to retire after turning 60 and needing new challenges. He made a general reference to the controversy he found himself in last year, when the board fined him $50,000 for an improper relationship with a female staffer.

"Over the last nine years, I have certainly made mistakes of degree, emphasis and judgment,'' Mr. Levy said, according to the report.

"I have apologized to you directly for some of those, but I do so again, in the hope that such errors will not overshadow the many accomplishments and contributions of our hospital to the community and the health care industry. On the personal level, if I have slighted any one of you in any way or given you any cause for concern about my warm regard and respect for you, I doubly apologize,'' Mr. Levy said, according to the report.

The board had also voted to take the incident into account when determining Mr. Levy's compensation for 2011.  

Read the Boston Globe report on Paul Levy's resignation from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Read more about Paul Levy:

- Massachusetts Attorney General's Report Criticizes Beth Israel Deaconess Board for Allowing CEO's Inappropriate Relationship to Continue

- Massachusetts' National Organization of Women and SEIU Chapters Call for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Fire CEO

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