It's back to the drawing board to select a new administrator at Tampa General (Fla.) Hospital.
Tampa General trustees admitted they may have broken the state of Florida's public disclosure law by allowing consultant Edwin French of Dallas to screen candidates and by following their lawyer's advice to keep the results secret.
A partial list of 29 candidates was released after the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times sued the hospital to force disclosure (March 11, p. 68). French told trustees he returned nearly 240 other applications that he and a screening committee of the board rejected.
Fred Karl, Tampa General's current administrator, said he will retire in July. He succeeded David Bussone, who left in October 1994 under pressure from the hospital board over layoffs, financial problems and the elimination of a residency program.