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The President and CEO of St. Charles -- Jim Diegel is stepping down.

 

Diegel will stay on until a sucessor is named.  That process is expected to take six to nine months.

 

Hospital Board Chair Tom Sayek says last month's layoffs of St. Charles Bend Chief Executive Officer Jay Henry and Chief Administrative Officer Kirk Schueler aren't connected.

 

"The changes are unrelated.  The change of Jay Henry and Kirk Schueler were decisions made by the CEO to make changes in the leadership.  This particular decision was a mutual decision about leadership.  The two are not connected."

 

Sayek says the administrative layoffs were cost cutting measures in an attempt to cut five million from the hospital's 2014 budget.

 

Their positions were eliminated and the two remaining CEO's -- Bob Gomes and Jeanie Gentry will each oversee two hospitals.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.