Dennis Miller, president and chief executive officer of Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J. -- the hospital where serial killer Charles Cullen said he murdered 13 patients and tried to kill two others -- has taken a leave of absence with no plans to return, officials said. Miller, 54, who held the position for five years, cited personal reasons. Kenneth Bateman, Somerset's chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance, was named acting president. Bateman joined Somerset in January 2000. Cullen, who confessed to killing dozens of patients at hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during his 16-year career as a nurse, became a suspect only after two suspicious patient deaths at Somerset were reported to investigators in October 2003. -- by Cinda Becker
CEO leaves N.J. hospital where serial killer worked
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