A recent no-confidence vote by the medical staff at 216-bed Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, has led the hospital board to ask the medical staff executive committee to detail physicians' grievances against CEO James Gardner. "We take these things very seriously," board Chairman Chris Muirhead said. "The physicians are our customers, and no business survives without listening to their customers." The board requested specifics by its next meeting, July 9, in order to "appropriately make the right decision" regarding the matter. In the meantime, Muirhead said, the board continues to have confidence in Gardner. "We ask that (the physicians) take some time to separate fact from fiction, innuendoes, personal vendettas, speculation and hearsay," Muirhead said. About half of the hospital's 125-member medical staff attended the closed meeting to oust Gardner, Muirhead said. The meeting was the first presided over by a new chief of staff, John Barrasso, also a Republican legislator. Barrasso declined to comment, and Gardner was unavailable at deadline. -- by Susanna Moon
Wyo. hospital explores docs' no-confidence vote
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