Juneau hospital CEO leaves post a week early
JUNEAU (AP) — Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau found itself without a chief executive officer a week earlier than expected.
Chris Harff had intended for Friday to be her last day on the job, but she announced her departure in an email to staff members last Saturday.
In the email, she said Chief Financial Officer Ken Brough would be the acting CEO, KTOO reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1gnjnO1).
Harff was in the job for 13 months before announcing her resignation last month. At the time, she said her professional experience and the needs of the Juneau community were not a good fit.
The board of directors for the hospital, which is owned by the City and Borough of Juneau, plan to meet Thursday to begin the process of naming a new CEO.
The first step will be naming a new interim chief, and that's expected to happen Friday.
A permanent hire isn't expected to be made until next summer.
Once a candidate pool is selected, the hospital plans to conduct initial interviews over Skype, an Internet calling service.
"My understanding is they're all going to be Skype interviews, that no candidates were actually flown in at this point," hospital spokeswoman Jim Strader said.
Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.org