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Confusion Reigns At KHMH After CEO Selection Rescinded #552328
08/28/21 04:43 AM
08/28/21 04:43 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Yesterday, the KHMH went through a spin cycle that saw the new CEO-designate Mike Tewes turned to toast before tea-time.

And how do we know he had been selected as CEO? Well, we asked the Minister of Health, Michel Chebat about the selections, he never denied it and defended what he said was a board decision.

That was at about 3:30 pm - but by 5:55 pm - Tewes was CEO no more. The KHMH sent out a press release saying that the position for CEO had not been filled. So what happened between 3:30 and 5:00 pm to make that sudden reversal? Well, it seems when word got out that Tewes, a veterinarian, would be leading the nation's national referral hospital, we're told the hospital's nurses flatly rejected it and said they would go on strike if he took over. Also, the KHMH union threatened their own walk out. This was communicated to the Prime Minister John Briceno, who, sources suggest, had to personally get involved to basically countermand the board's decision on Tewes and get a reset.

Now, it is unclear who will take over - and we know there was only one other applicant for the post, Chandra Cansino, who is currently the manager of Corporate And Customer Relations at the Social Security Board. She is also the Prime Minister's in-law.

It makes for an interesting mix of power dynamics - and we'll see what happens next at KHMH - which has had an acting CEO since mid-June.

Channel 7


Nurses Had Planned Walk Out if Dr. Tewes Became C.E.O.

On Thursday we heard from Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat, that veterinarian Doctor Michael Tewes had been chosen as the new C.E.O. of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. But just a few hours later, the K.H.M.H. issued a statement saying the post had not been filled. So we checked today to find out what could have led the Board of Directors to rescind their decision and so quickly. Tewes’ appointment lasted for less than a day. Our sources at the hospital told us the appointment was met with fierce opposition and that there was even a walk-out planned among the nursing staff if Tewes’ appointment was confirmed. However, we could not get any official comment from the hospital on the matter.

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Re: Confusion Reigns At KHMH After CEO Selection Rescinded [Re: Marty] #552526
09/07/21 04:53 AM
09/07/21 04:53 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

KHMH Chair Drops Bombs

It's been less than two weeks since the KHMH confusion with the new CEO. It had been announced that a veterinarian, Dr Michael Tewes, was taking over the country's largest hospital - which had raised some eyebrows since Dr Tewes is related to two members on the board. And to add to that, the decision was made while the chairman was out with COVID. But shortly after, the KHMHA issued a press release saying that the position was still vacant.

And up to today, it remains that way. The chairman, Dr Andre Sosa, told us that they need to find a suitable person to fill the role, but that they're already two months behind.

But what about the rest of the board, with the perception of nepotism since two members are related? Well, we asked Dr Sosa about this.

The acting CEO is Dr Timothy Seguro, who has worked at the hospital for many years and is also the Director of Operations.

Channel 7

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