Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, R.I., said four new trustees will join its board Dec. 14, bringing total board membership to 17. Five board members left in January 2006 after the 151-bed hospital and three of its executives were indicted on bribery-related charges. A spokesman for the hospital said it doesnt plan to immediately name a fifth new trustee. The incoming trustees include Karen Antman, dean of the Boston University School of Medicine and provost of its medical campus; Louis Mariorenzi, an orthopedic surgeon; Charles Maynard, founder and former president and chief executive officer of the Providence Center, a behavioral-healthcare provider; and Sherri Smith, a professor of philosophy at Rhode Island College. Roger Williams also recently named its first executive ethics officer, William OHara, president emeritus of Bryant University. Roger Williams reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the federal government to avoid criminal charges for allegedly bribing a state lawmaker. In October, a jury convicted two of the executives charged, including the hospitals former president and CEO. The third executive was acquitted. The convicted executives have filed motions challenging the verdicts. -- by Melanie Evans
Roger Williams names new trustees
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