New York hospital loses another board member amid management talks

Another veteran Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital board member stepped down as the hospital discusses management changes, according to the Watertown Daily Times.

Edward J. Fay resigned May 15 after a special meeting to go over an assessment from Potsdam, N.Y.-based St. Lawrence Health System on Massena's operations and finances. Mr. Fay voted against St. Lawrence Health providing Massena management, operational strategy and guidance.

Mr. Fay's resignation follows former board Secretary Tina Buckley's departure. Ms. Buckley stepped down in January after serving on the board for nine years.

Mr. Fay, who has been on the board since 2013, will not be replaced, according to the report.

In April, Massena said it had lost $2 million in the first three months of this year and, as a result, planned to end robotic surgeries to improve its financial picture. In the same month, the board voted unanimously to apply for Critical Access Hospital designation as financial problems mount.

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