Texas Health Resources, Arlington, said it terminated Jack McCabe as president of 284-bed Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Bedford, Texas, after an internal inquiry regarding a physician office lease and replaced McCabe on an interim basis with Bob Lumpkins, the hospital's vice president of patient care. Hospital spokeswoman Anna Riehm said the ongoing inquiry "involved an unintentional mistake, but serious nonetheless." Riehm said she could not comment further but the system had reported the findings of its inquiry to HHS' inspector general's office. Efforts to reach McCabe were unsuccessful. A woman answering McCabe's home phone in Colleyville, Texas, declined to comment. Stephen Hanson, executive vice president of operations at 13-hospital Texas Health Resources, said the company "takes seriously our obligation to maintain high standards of compliance in all our dealings. As soon as questions arose about this situation, we investigated and we have taken steps to address the findings." McCabe, 58, joined Harris Methodist HEB nearly 20 years ago and became president in 1996. Lumpkins, 54, joined the hospital in 1989. -- by Mark Taylor
Texas system fires hospital CEO over physician lease
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