Wyoming hospital CEO claims he was not officially terminated, seeks nearly $600k in compensation

The former CEO of the 99-bed Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyo., claims the hospital board never officially terminated his contract and he is owed at least $595,518.15 in compensation, according to a report from SweetwaterNow.com.

Former CEO Jerry Klein claims the hospital board was operating without the state-required five members when it processed his termination and he never received notice, according to the report. He alleges the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners voted to reduce the board from seven to two members and appointed a third member, but never officially swore her in, according to the report.

Due to these circumstances, Mr. Klein claims the board's subsequent actions are not valid. These actions included accepting a conditional offer of resignation from Mr. Klein without the conditions attached to it and voting twice to end his contract, according to the report.

Mr. Klein filed a notice of claim March 3 against the hospital and three board members. The notice of claim is required before filing a lawsuit against a governmental organization, according to the report.

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