Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Linnes out at SoutheastHEALTH

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast HEALTH announced on Monday the sudden resignation of its CEO, Debbie Linnes.

In a prepared statement, the hospital cited "differences in management philosophies" for her resignation.

Linnes will be replaced by Wayne Smith as interim CEO. Smith joined SoutheathHEALTH in September 2010 as Vice President of Human Resources and Development.

Linnes became Southeast HEALTH CEO in August of 2009.

Officials from Southeast HEALTH were not available to comment Monday on the resignation or on Smith’s appointment as interim CEO.

Linnes’ resignation is effective immediately. The hospital has not yet released information about a job search to replace her.

Linnes replaced Jim Wente, who retired in 2009. Wente spent 19 years at the helm of SoutheastHEALTH.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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