Hospital board plans to choose leader in March

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Erlanger Hospital's board of trustees say the Chattanooga public health system will remain on track to name a new CEO in March, despite a request by state lawmakers to delay the decision.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1307h4q ) reported board members might have violated the state Open Meetings Act by gathering last month to discuss a legislator's letter without advertising the meeting.

The three finalists for the post are Rear. Adm. Donald R. Gintzig, a senior health care executive for the U.S. Navy; Ken D. Haynes:, former CEO of St. Joseph Health System in central and eastern Kentucky; and Kevin M. Spiegel, who oversees Methodist University Hospital in Memphis and also is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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