Edward Case abruptly resigned yesterday as president of three-hospital Presbyterian Healthcare, Charlotte, N.C., a division of Novant Health, saying he disagreed with system-level executives about Presbyterian's future direction. Presbyterian spokesman Jim Tobalski said Case did not provide Novant with specifics of the disagreements and did not indicate his future plans. Novant, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., named Presbyterian COO Carl Armato to lead Presbyterian during a search for a new CEO. At deadline, Case could not be reached for comment.
In other executive news, Detroit Medical Center named Senior Vice President and COO Gwen MacKenzie to serve as interim CEO, while the system conducts a national search for a successor to Arthur Porter, whose resignation is effective Sept. 30. Meanwhile, two board members -- 30-year DMC veteran Lloyd Semple and former board Chairman Richard Gabrys -- resigned citing new policies established as part of a major board restructuring, while a third board member, Nettie Seabrooks, resigned citing professional obligations. -- by Vince Galloro and Mark Taylor