Florida hospital neurosurgeon, physicians vote 'no confidence' in CEO: 5 details

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 18, 2019 | Print  |

Physicians and staff at Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital unanimously voted "no confidence" in CEO Allen Weiss, according to NBC 2.

Five details:

1. The emergency meeting to vote against Mr. Weiss followed his decision to implement a new, controversial admission policy. The new policy does not allow physicians outside of NCH to write prescription orders.

2. A few of the physicians said the new policy is being used as a scare tactic to bully surgeons and staff.

3. Neurosurgeon Michael Lusk was among those who expressed dissatisfaction with the CEO and new admission's policy. "One group at a time has slowly been picked out, moved on or replaced," he told NBC 2.

4. Other physicians think the new admissions policy is a way for Naples Community Hospital to transition into a research center.

5. In 2018, Naples Community Hospital issued a different pilot program that only allowed hospital-based physicians to treat patients. Naples Community Hospital's new policy bars admission to independent physicians.

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