* Duncan Moore, 61, president and CEO of Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Healthcare, has resigned effective June 23 after 15 years at the system's top post. His announcement follows growing tension between the administration and the medical staff, set off in part by the system board's decision to override a medical staff recommendation to deny privileges to two anesthesiologists. "Duncan is very visionary and a very passionate administrator," system spokesman Ron Brafford said. "Sometimes that created a little discomfort" with the medical staff, he said. The board will conduct a national search for a replacement.
* Bill Hale has resigned as CEO of University Medical Center, Las Vegas, a county-owned facility that lost $37 million in fiscal 2002 and is on pace to lose $24 million this year. In a written statement, the commissioners of Clark County, Nev., praised Hale for turning the hospital around from a $22 million deficit in 1994 to profitability within two years. UMC made money through 2001, when economic hard times hit Las Vegas. Hale, 52, whose wife passed away last year, did not announce future plans and was unavailable for comment. CFO Michael Walsh, 56, will be acting CEO until a national search is completed.