Just days after the CEO of the largest hospital in Southeast Alaska resigned over an inappropriate relationship with someone who worked for her, the other shoe has dropped.
Bradley Grigg, who was the chief behavioral health officer of Bartlett Regional Hospital, quit Monday, as first reported by KTOO radio in Juneau.
Grigg, in a letter to the chairman of the board of the hospital, said that he had talked with his family and “have made the decision that I can no longer serve Bartlett in this capacity any longer.” He asked for privacy concerning his “personal issues” that led to the decision and apologized for not being able to give adequate notice.
“Bartlett has afforded me many amazing opportunities for growth, and I will forever be grateful for my time spent at BRH. I’ve come to the conclusion the CBHO position is no longer a position I should fill, as it’s no longer a good fit for me,” he said.
Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Rose Lawhorne abruptly resigned her position last week. The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors held a special meeting on Saturday and moved to terminate her employment, effective immediately.
City Manager Rorie Watt told KTOO that the reason she was forced out is that she had a relationship with someone who was a direct report. The relationship predated her appointment as CEO in March of 2021, and Watt said that if she had made it known at the time of her hiring, an alternate reporting structure could have been arranged. It’s unclear why Watt felt it necessary to report the reason for what is clearly a forced resignation.