Emmett Murphy, interim president and chief executive officer of six-hospital Caritas Christi Health Care, Boston, has left his post amid reports that his professional credentials may have been exaggerated. Caritas named Robert Haddad, president of the system's St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, as its new president, effective immediately. Local news media questioned Murphy's professional experience, including a claim that he served as president of Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. A Lenox Hill spokeswoman said Murphy had worked at the hospital but "never served in the role of president." Caritas officials referred all inquiries to the Boston Archdiocese, which oversees the system. At deadline, the archdiocese had not responded to a request for comment. Murphy was appointed by the archdiocese to replace Michael Collins, who ended his 10-year tenure as president and CEO of Caritas in April. At deadline, attempts to locate and contact Murphy were not successful and his biography had been removed from the Caritas Web site. -- by Jeff Tieman
Caritas chief leaves after credentials questioned
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