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Lutheran network’s critics mum after CEO’s firing

Stunned silence. That's the general reaction from the Lutheran Health Network community to news that CEO Brian Bauer was booted from his position as head of the network and CEO of Lutheran Hospital. About a dozen people who previously spoke publicly about their...

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Dr. John Crawford

Dr. John Crawford gives his perspective on why CHS could not be making "any worse move...to not resolve" its conflicts with LHN, the community, and its healthcare professionals. Listen here: WOWO

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City leaders blast CHS move to fire Bauer

City leaders blast CHS move to fire Bauer Brian Bauer has been fired from his CEO job with Lutheran Health Network and Lutheran Hospital, officials announced late Monday. Aaron Garofola, CEO of Dupont Hospital, resigned his position Monday and accepted a lateral...

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Lutheran Health CEO out in wake of buyout attempt

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Brian Bauer has been removed as CEO of Lutheran Health Network. According to a letter sent to Lutheran employees on Monday by Lutheran President of Operations Marty Bonick, Bauer was fired after “considerable thought” and “many discussions.” In...

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Breaking point: Lutheran standoff wouldn’t serve the public

"This community and this region are blessed to be served by two outstanding hospital systems. It's in everyone's interest to see that continue and for Lutheran's dedicated staff to feel assured of their ability to deliver first-class health care service." Read the...

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Voice your concerns to CHS

CHS encourages its employees to share concerns about ethical or compliance violations. Here's how (see http://www.chs.net/investor-relations/investor-facts/ for more ways to contact CHS): Any problems or concerns can be reported anonymously through our Confidential...

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A little birdy told us…

So, here’s a story that exemplifies the cultural disconnect between Community Health Systems (CHS) and the people of Lutheran Health Network (LHN), shared by an LHN employee who witnessed it firsthand. Each morning, staff at Dupont Hospital—an LHN four-star, Top 100...

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Lutheran Bullet Points

Who we are? We are doctors at Lutheran Health Network, first and foremost. We have been talking to CHS on behalf of over 250 physicians as well as members of the medical staff of LHN who are equally concerned about the issues facing LHN. We are dedicated to ensuring...

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Todd Rumsey Speech

Speech given by Todd Rumsey Good evening and thank you for attending this event. My name is Todd Rumsey and I am speaking on behalf of Fort Wayne Physicians. The people who are here standing behind me are here because they all believe in Lutheran Health Network and...

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What Really Happened With Community Health Systems

Originally published in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel  |  Letter from Fort Wayne Physicians LLC Dear fellow Lutheran Health Network employees, members of the medical staff and board members: As you all are now aware, the Board of Community Health Systems (CHS) has...

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Dirty, Dingy Hospitals: Doctors Blame Debt-Fueled Takeovers

There are two groups Community Health Systems Inc. can’t push too far: the doctors at its hospitals, and the debtholders it owes billions of dollars. Right now, the creditors are winning, and the doctors aren’t happy. Read full article on...

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Staff at Lutheran Hospital Gather for ‘Prayer Meeting’

Dozens of employees of Lutheran Hospital gathered midday Tuesday for a “prayer meeting” on the hospital’s front lawn, a day after parent company Community Health Systems rejected a buyout bid by ten Fort Wayne physicians. Read full article on...

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No pay raises for top CHS executives in 2017

Community Health Systems Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith and the Franklin, Tenn.-based company's President of Financial Services and CFO W. Larry Cash received lean performance bonuses in 2016 and saw no raises in base salary this year. Read full article on...

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CHS executives ink $60M settlement in investor suit

A Tennessee federal judge on Tuesday approved a $60 million agreement Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems and its executives inked with investors to resolve breach of fiduciary duty allegations. Read full article on...

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CHS accused of fraud in Quorum Health spinoff

Troubled hospital giant Community Health Systems is under attack by an investment firm claiming the system knowingly provided inflated financial guidance to investors when selling 38 hospitals in its Quorum Health spinoff. Read full article on...

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