Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, N.C., named John Currin Jr. interim president and chief executive officer after the hospital's top executive resigned. Tom Ryan resigned after he was arrested after hitting a gas pump and charged with driving while impaired, hit-and-run, and careless and reckless driving by the North Carolina Highway Patrol July 23, the Associated Press reported. Ryan, reached by Modern Healthcare at his home, confirmed that he resigned and said, "When you've been around a while, you know what you have to do." Ryan said he was honored to have served at the hospital, which he said offers a scope of services beyond most community hospitals thanks to its proximity to physicians in the Triangle region of North Carolina. A hospital spokeswoman said Currin will retain his titles as executive vice president and chief operating officer during a search for a new CEO. A deadline has not been set for completing the search. Both Ryan and Currin joined the hospital in 1986. -- by Vince Galloro
N.C. hospital CEO resigns after run-in with the law
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