Parkland's New Chief Implementation Officer Resigns After 5 Days

Five days after starting as Parkland Memorial Hospital's chief implementation officer, John Beall has resigned and will return to his former post at The Joint Commission, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

Interim CEO Thomas Royer, MD, recently hired Mr. Beall to help implement quality improvement and patient safety measures to improve quality at the hospital. According to the report, the hiring decision was made without the approval of the hospital board of managers or patient safety monitor/consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group.

The board later discussed with Dr. Royer the need to hire "a consulting expert in project management," which Mr. Beall said was "not the position he desired," according to the report.

 



Mr. Beall's resignation comes shortly after a patient safety report, compiled by Alvarez & Marsal, was leaked to the media. Under a systems improvement agreement with CMS, the hospital agreed to partner with Alvarez & Marsal to help remedy the hospital's deficiencies, which included infection control issues. Earlier this month, the firm created a patient safety report, outlining specific shortfalls and action steps, which the hospital board refused to make public.

The hospital has since asked the state attorney general's office to rule on whether the taxpayer-funded report can be made public or not. Hospital officials have maintained the report's release could lead to lawsuits against the hospital.

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