Viewpoint: Erlanger trustees should take more than 2 weeks to name new CEO

The board of trustees of Erlanger Health System should take longer than two weeks to choose a new CEO, according to an opinion article published by the Times Free Press.

The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based health system separated from its CEO Kevin Spiegel Sept. 11. The separation comes after physicians on Erlanger's 11-member Medical Executive Committee in May unanimously approved a no-confidence vote in several of the health system's executives, including Mr. Spiegel.

The board said it plans to select Mr. Spiegel's replacement Sept. 26. The Times Free Press opinion article criticized this decision, pointing out that the system didn't mention a nationwide or internal search for a CEO.

"[W]hen we read a statement from the hospital that trustees will select Spiegel's successor at a meeting in just 13 days, we are ready to take a no-confidence vote on the board," the article said.

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