At a Special Meeting held on Thursday evening on February 13th, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors, after a Closed Session, announced that it had unanimously place CEO Kevin Flanigan on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a hospital financial audit.
Rumors began to circulate immediately on the release of the public notice that there would be a Special Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday with a Closed Session concerning the Chief Executive Officer.
After the Closed Session, Board President Jean Turner reported back in Open Session that the board had decided to take the following actions:
Number 1, the board has authorized our outside Labor Counsel to contract with outside investigators regarding District finances and Operations by a 5-0 vote.
The Second Action, Doctor Flanigan is to immediately be placed on paid administrative leave, by a 5-0 vote.
Thirdly, we (the board) will be appointing Kelli Davis, our COO as interim CEO effective immediately until the completion of the investigation.”
There being no public comments, the meeting was adjourned.