Governor tells New Hampshire Hospital CEO Bob MacLeod to resign over staffing deficiency: 9 things to know

The governor has told Concord-based New Hampshire Hospital CEO Bob MacLeod to step down from his post, according to a Concord Mirror report.

Here are nine things to know:

1. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu told Mr. MacLeod to resign after state officials found that Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been violating its staffing contract.

2. In September 2016, New Hampshire officials approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock's proposal to take over staffing for the state psychiatric hospital.

3. However, state officials discovered that only 10 psychiatrists are currently providing care at NH Hospital, even though the contract requires a total of 12 psychiatrists.

4. The two positions fell vacant after the psychiatrists were promoted to leadership roles. The positions were not filled.

5. State officials also discovered that the staffing reports they have been receiving from the hospital were incorrect. The reports show the benchmark for staffing levels as 10, when it should be 12.

6. Dartmouth-Hitchcock received a notice of non-compliance from the state. The health system has five days to provide a response.

7. Additionally, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is considering an investigation into whether the staffing deficiency affected care quality at NH Hospital.

8. Gov. Sununu has asked the state Attorney General's office to review "the state's contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to explore what additional action could be taken," according to the report.

9. Gov. Sununu asked Don Shumway, former CEO of Greenfield, N.H.-based Crotched Mountain Hospital, to take over as CEO of NH Hospital.

Editor's note, 5/9/17, 3:58 p.m.: This headline of this article has been updated. It previously stated that the New Hampshire governor ordered Bob MacLeod to resign. 

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