Mount Carmel Health System parent company names interim CEO

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Trinity Health announces Michael Englehart as the interim chief executive officer for Mount Carmel Health System.

Engelhart is taking over amid 23 employees being fired and two executives leaving as a part of an investigation into the fatal overdose deaths involving Dr. William Husel.

President and CEO Ed Lamb also announced he would be resigning last week and Executive VP & Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Richard Streck would be retiring at the end of September.

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Husel faces 25 murder charges, accused of ordering excessive doses of fentanyl for near-death patients under his care. All told, Mount Carmel Health System identified 35 patients who received what the hospital called “excessive” or “potentially lethal doses” of fentanyl.

Englehart joined Trinity Health in August 2018 with experience as a hospital CEO Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Illinois.

Michael A. Slubowski, President and chief executive officer for Trinity Health says "Mike is a strategic, team-oriented leader who is committed to our faith-based healing ministry, patient and colleague safety, high reliability in care delivery and culture transformation that will restore faith and trust in Mount Carmel and will take the ministry to the next level as a valued, high-quality provider that exceeds community expectations.”

Engelhart will begin his duty as CEO effective July 25.