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CEO, Hi-Desert Medical Center split over irreconcilable differences

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Posted: Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:07 am

JOSHUA TREE — Hi-Desert Medical Center announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, its CEO, Lionel “Chad” Chadwick, will leave the hospital at the end of the year.

The Board of Directors for the public district that manages the hospital said Chadwick’s departure was a mutually agreed upon decision, citing differences of opinion over managerial priorities as the reason behind Chadwick’s split.

Chadwick has been employed with the district since November 2008.

A news release announcing the separation said the difference in opinion between the CEO and board was an “irreconcilable incompatibility of management approach.”

Korina Cole, board president, said the board’s priority is to move forward without disrupting operations or the district’s mission.

“Dr. Chadwick has made meaningful and appreciated contributions to the district's mission and operations,” Cole stated in a news release. “We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Chadwick will not receive a severance package, according to Joe Ruddon, spokesman for the hospital.

The board plans to appoint an interim CEO at its Nov. 12 meeting, before searching for a replacement.

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1 comment:

  • don krouse posted at 5:12 pm on Tue, Nov 5, 2013.

    don krouse Posts: 155

    Whenever I listened to Chad Chadwick I could not help but be exceedingly impressed. I want to know about the management differences mentioned in the article.

    I believe that the Morongo Basin may have just shot itself in the foot...again.


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