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Schneider CEO To Work Until Year's End

Schneider Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Alice Taylor, who submitted her resignation last week, will continue working until the end of the year while the hospital develops a transition plan, according to a statement from the hospital.

“CEO Taylor is definitely committed to cooperating fully with the board in making sure that there is a smooth transition to an Interim CEO,” Schneider Governing Board Chairman Cornel Williams said in the statement, which was released after the board met Wednesday to discuss the resignation.

Schneider will stop paying her salary at the end of the year, but Taylor has agreed to continue working with Schneider from her new location until the transition plan is complete. During this time, CEO Taylor will travel back to the territory as needed, at her own expense, to execute the transition plan, Williams said.

The board also developed a short list of Interim CEO Candidates and plans to shortly make a decision on who will fill that position. Once an Interim CEO is chosen, Taylor will work closely with him or her to develop and implement the transition plan, Williams said.

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Tyler and Company, the firm Schneider hired to recruit Taylor, had a guarantee clause that said if she left within two years they would conduct the next search for free, according to Williams. The board decided to pursue this option, in which the Center will have to pay only nominal costs associated with the new CEO search, Williams said.

As per her contract, Taylor will be repaying half of her initial relocation costs to Schneider, Williams said.

Meanwhile, Taylor told the board the hospitals kidney dialysis unit is currently at its 92-patient capacity.

According to the hospital, while Schneider has not had to turn away any local residents for dialysis treatment, it has not been able to fulfill some travelers’ requests for the procedure, which helps patients who are facing kidney failure.

The Board directed staff to do more research into the cost of expanding the hospital’s dialysis unit.

The community’s need for dialysis services is only expected to grow, Board Chairman Cornel Williams said. The hospital not only needs to know how much it will cost to expand the unit into the space currently occupied by the Physical Therapy Department, it needs to determine how much it will cost to relocate that department to an off-site location, such as the Paragon Building, he said.

“We need to have a robust long-term plan,” Chairman Williams said.

In other business, the board honored two staff members for outstanding performance: Laverne Moorehead, an administrative assistant in the Performance Improvement Department, and Tameka Browne, a registered nurse in the Surgical Unit.

The board also appointed Dr. Luis Amaro Chief of Medicine.

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Schneider Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Alice Taylor, who submitted her resignation last week, will continue working until the end of the year while the hospital develops a transition plan, according to a statement from the hospital.

“CEO Taylor is definitely committed to cooperating fully with the board in making sure that there is a smooth transition to an Interim CEO,” Schneider Governing Board Chairman Cornel Williams said in the statement, which was released after the board met Wednesday to discuss the resignation.

Schneider will stop paying her salary at the end of the year, but Taylor has agreed to continue working with Schneider from her new location until the transition plan is complete. During this time, CEO Taylor will travel back to the territory as needed, at her own expense, to execute the transition plan, Williams said.

The board also developed a short list of Interim CEO Candidates and plans to shortly make a decision on who will fill that position. Once an Interim CEO is chosen, Taylor will work closely with him or her to develop and implement the transition plan, Williams said.

Tyler and Company, the firm Schneider hired to recruit Taylor, had a guarantee clause that said if she left within two years they would conduct the next search for free, according to Williams. The board decided to pursue this option, in which the Center will have to pay only nominal costs associated with the new CEO search, Williams said.

As per her contract, Taylor will be repaying half of her initial relocation costs to Schneider, Williams said.

Meanwhile, Taylor told the board the hospitals kidney dialysis unit is currently at its 92-patient capacity.

According to the hospital, while Schneider has not had to turn away any local residents for dialysis treatment, it has not been able to fulfill some travelers' requests for the procedure, which helps patients who are facing kidney failure.

The Board directed staff to do more research into the cost of expanding the hospital's dialysis unit.

The community's need for dialysis services is only expected to grow, Board Chairman Cornel Williams said. The hospital not only needs to know how much it will cost to expand the unit into the space currently occupied by the Physical Therapy Department, it needs to determine how much it will cost to relocate that department to an off-site location, such as the Paragon Building, he said.

“We need to have a robust long-term plan,” Chairman Williams said.

In other business, the board honored two staff members for outstanding performance: Laverne Moorehead, an administrative assistant in the Performance Improvement Department, and Tameka Browne, a registered nurse in the Surgical Unit.

The board also appointed Dr. Luis Amaro Chief of Medicine.