By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Longsworth said he will be vacating his post at the end of September.
According to Longsworth, the hospital has not yet decided on his replacement but said he believes the post would be filled by the time of his departure at the end of the month.
Longsworth said he was satisfied with the work he had done during his tenure as CEO and said time would tell how he would be remembered.
In July, the KHMH Board of Directors decided not to renew Longsworth’s contract and announced they had decided to move forward in a new direction.
Longsworth took over the KHMH in 2008 and has remained at his post for the last six-years despite numerous scandals, including the death of 13 babies in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in May 2013.
Carlos Perrera, former KHMH finance director, was terminated from his job on June 9th.
Longsworth assumed the role of Financial Director after Perrera’s departure and the KHMH is expected to fill that post before Longsworth’s last day.
Throughout his tenure, Perrera’s name was called in several allegations of malfeasance, including the recent audit, ordered by the KHMH board, which scrutinized the irregularities in the purchase of two vans for the hospital earlier this year.
Previously, Perrera had to answer to the board over concerns and allegations of irregular financial practices at the institution and the misuse of hospital funds.