Roseland Hospital still open today after CEO resigns

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Operators of Roseland Community Hospital say they will stay open today, despite the resignation of it’s CEO and President, Dian Powell.

Powell turned in her resignation Tuesday, one day after inaccurately blaming the hospital’s financial shortfall on $6 million in missing payments from the state.   She said the hospital was $7 million in debt.

Powell had threatened the hospital would shut down Wednesday, unless it received some last-minute funding to cover employee payroll this week.

The hospital corrected Powell’s statement, saying the state issued an advance supplemental payment of $958,240 to help keep Roseland afloat.

A hospital vice president now says there are no immediate plans to close following a round of promising talks with Governor Quinn’s office.

But Quinn’s spokesperson Brooke Anderson says the hospital is deep in debt due to serious mismanagement issues.   “Unfortunately, the executives have failed to respond to our requests for a viable plan to properly run the hospital,” Anderson said. “To be clear, the hospital and its board of directors have serious management issues that need to be addressed. Roseland Hospital is in deep debt, and they have mismanaged their resources into the situation they are in today.”

Board Chairman Genivee Chapman was appointed interim CEO.

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  • attitude killer

    well i guess an education status really did well here ……………… you need to quit hiring based on paper and hire people based on work ethic