The upheaval has continued at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Now the chief financial officer has resigned.
CFO Kevin Benson’s resignation, effective in two weeks, makes three senior hospital officials since September to leave.
The chief executive officer resigned in September, after serving just six months, and the next day the chief behavioral officer quit as well. Those resignations were subject to much speculation, but the full reasons are not known.
CFO Benson has been with the hospital for over three years, and served as temporary CEO last year while the search went on for a new CEO.
The latest interim CEO is Jerel Humphrey, assigned to that role in November.
February, 2021: Charles “Chuck” Bill, who had been with Bartlett for six years, retires as CEO.
February, 2021: Kevin Benson, CFO, is appointed interim CEO.
April, 2021: Rose Lawhorne, former chief nursing officer is appointed CEO.
September, 2021: Lawhorne resigns.
September, 2021: Bradley Grigg, chief behavioral health officer, resigns.
September, 2021: Kathy Callahan, retired director of Physician Services, becomes interim CEO.
November, 2021: Jerel Humphrey is appointed interim CEO.
January, 2022: Kevin Benson resigns.
Bartlett serves northern Southeast Alaska communities as the region’s major hospital.