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KU Hospital’s CEO is resigning

March 19, 2007

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In the midst of ongoing, contentious negotiations with Kansas University Medical Center, KU Hospital president and CEO Irene Cumming announced Monday that she is resigning effective in July.

Cumming, who has been in her current post since 1996, will be president and chief executive officer of the University HealthSystem Consortium, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based organization that represents nonprofit academic medical centers. She will assume the new post July 2.

"This is a natural step for me," Cumming said in a released statement. "For more than two decades, I have worked with academic medical centers to achieve success."

KU Hospital and KUMC are in negotiations for an agreement that will shape the hospital and the medical center's future as it affiliates with St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

A successor to Cumming has yet to be announced.

Comments

yme 8 years, 2 months ago

But the medical school dean and the chancellor promise they wouldn't do anything that would hurt the hospital.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 8 years, 2 months ago

Hemenway, Atkinson and Atkins all need to be terminated.

This is a disgrace, the one honest person in this mess is leaving and these three scum bags are still here.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 8 years, 2 months ago

And while you're at it get Dick Bond off the regents. 4 steps towards integrity and honesty.

ksthinker 8 years, 2 months ago

The old blue bloods of KC have hated the fact that Irene Cumming surpassed their beloved St. Luke's...so they came up with a campaign to get rid of her. The joke will be on them when it turns out that...unlike the way the old blue blood civic elites do things...cumming built a new culture that exists without her. They will still kick St. Luke's rear end and the University will be wondering what on earth prompted them to look at St. Luke's.

mechman 8 years, 2 months ago

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ all into elmer fudds pocket

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