During its monthly meeting on March 16, the Coffey Health System Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Chief Executive Officer Randy Lindauer. Details of the resignation, effective June 1, were not released. Lindauer has served in the position since April 2014.
Seven board members voted to accept the resignation: Peter Allegre, Lebo; Steve Hopkins, New Strawn; Rosemary Rich and Craig Stukey, Waverly; Cameron Roth, Burlington; and Levi Saueressig, LeRoy. Gene Merry, Burlington, cast the lone opposing vote. Chairman Jim Ochs, Gridley, abstained. Tim Smith, Waverly, was absent.
The board’s attorney, Forrest Rhodes of Foulston Siefkin in Wichita, was present throughout the meeting, which included seven executive sessions. Two closed-door sessions addressed matters of attorney/client privilege with only Rhodes present. Auditors from BKD were present for two sessions. Three were called to discuss non-elected personnel.
Lindauer’s resignation was accepted at the end of the meeting. Before adjourning, Ochs announced his intention to resign citing personal reasons.
“Before I came into the meeting tonight, I made up my mind I am resigning,” said Ochs. “I want everybody to know it is not because I don’t feel like I have had a good working relationship with the board, Randy, or the employees here. I have personal issues I have to tend to.”
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