Your article "Finance error pushes exec out" (April 11, p. 22) said I "would resign effective July 29" as chief executive officer of Brackenridge Hospital and that the situation was "taking its toll on (my) `physical well being.'*" That quote has prompted alarm and concern among my colleagues across the country. For the record, I am in excellent health.
I resigned my position in recognition of the fact that when the Austin City Council adopts a new governance structure for the hospital, likely in June 1994, the successor body will name its own chief executive.
Secondly, your article is unclear on why acting City Manager Jesus Garza, who oversees the hospital, was talking to management companies about a contract. The idea for pursuing a short-term management contract is the result of my announced resignation and the low probability of recruiting a CEO for a hospital in transition. In the past 10 years, Brackenridge has had seven CEOs.