I appreciate the promotion I was given in the May 26 article on Paracelsus Healthcare Corp. ("Sharing the pain," p. 32). However, to set the record straight, I did not "replace" Ron Messenger as chief executive officer. I am still president and chief operating officer. The CEO position remains vacant.
Also, Manfred Krukemeyer, M.D., agreed to reduce his annual services agreement fee before we instituted the corporate overhead reductions referred to in the article. However, the amount of the reduction in Krukemeyer's fee is included in the $5.5 million annualized corporate overhead savings cited in the article.
Charles R. Miller
Paracelsus Healthcare Corp.