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Okanogan Douglas Hospital CEO Resigns 3/29/2011
Yesterday’s Okanogan Douglas Hospital Board Meeting, originally intended to deal with a possible reduction in force, was punctuated by a surprising development as board chair Larry Higbee announced the resignation of the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dale Polla.

When asked about a timeframe for finding a new CEO, board chair Higbee and other members said it is more important to make the right choice, not just a quick one.

In other business, the board agreed to cut Quorum, the hospital’s management support company’s budget by half; change the business office’s hours to 9 a.m. thru 4 p.m.; use electronic pay stubs; discuss moving Dr. Eric Hager to the hospital; and to continue the discussion about closing the Mansfield Clinic.

Hear Larry Higbee and other Okanogan-Douglas Hospital board members discuss finding a replacement for CEO Dale Polla: "CLICK HERE" for Audio