The CEO of New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, has retired about a month ahead of time and said the change might help facilitate a turnaround of the 105-bed facility under the hands of outside consultants. In an e-mail to hospital employees this week, Alan Robbins, M.D., 64, said he is retiring to "ensure the most energetic leadership possible during an important transition time for the hospital." New England Baptist, part of four-hospital CareGroup, Boston, is expected to lose $20 million on net revenue of $120 million in its fiscal year ended Sept. 30. In August the hospital contracted with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to develop a turnaround plan that so far has included eliminating 30 positions out of about 850. CareGroup CFO Joseph Dionisio will serve as interim CEO. Robbins was expected to retire in December, a hospital spokeswoman said. New England Baptist lost $2.8 million on net revenue of $116 million in 2001. -- by Jeff Tieman
Boston CEO retires early to help turnaround
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