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Mr. Mike Poore

Chief Executive Officer

Lutheran Health Network

Dear Mr. Poore:

It is with deep regret that we must resign our positions as officers of Lutheran Hospital Medical Staff, effective immediately. Although we had the most sincere intentions of guiding the medical staff in the years to come, the events of the past days and weeks have shown that this process will take more than we could individually or collectively accomplish without compromising the quality of care we provide to our patients. The loss of Brian Bauer as our CEO and the loss of Geoff Randolph and Matt Sutter as our Chief Medical Officers have created a wide chasm between administration and the medical staff that would keep us from making any positive contribution to the future of the hospital. Furthermore, we do not believe that recruiting a new CMO from a national pool of applicants will improve the present situation.

We would urge you to publicly recognize the necessity of working with the medical staff of your hospital and the sense of loyalty that our community, employees and staff hold dearly before it’s too late.

Sincerely,

James Cameron, MD, Medical Staff President, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Matt Carr, MD, Medical Staff President Elect, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Marlene Bultemeyer, MD, Medical Staff Vice-President, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

cc: Medical Executive Committee

Source: The Journal Gazette