SUBMITTED BY DR. GREG DUNCAN
SUTTER HEALTH ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF HOSPITAL CEO EUGENE SUKSI
Summary of the past three weeks:
3/4/13: Hospital physicians notify Board of Directors of Sutter Coast Hospital that the Board’s purposeful exclusion of interested parties from their decision to transfer hospital ownership to Sutter Health violates Medicare regulations and Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation standards, and that Sutter’s Regional bylaws violate California law which protects patients from corporate employees with no medical training having authority over patient care policies.
3/5/13: Del Norte County Board of Supervisors draft a letter to the California Attorney General asking for an investigation of Sutter Health’s activities in our region.
3/7/13: Hospital Board acknowledges receipt of physicians concerns, but takes no corrective action. Instead, Sutter Health attorney Michael Duncheon states that he will prepare a response for the Board.
3/25/13: Sutter Health Sr. Vice President Mike Cohill announces resignation of Sutter Coast CEO Eugene Suksi.