GI physician Dr. Christopher Meyer out as Holzer Health System CEO: 5 things to know

Christopher Meyer, MD, was relieved of his duties by the Holzer Health System Board of Directors, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. Unnamed sources said Dr. Meyer was terminated Sept. 23.

2. The board released a statement saying Dr. Meyer's termination was caused by differences over the perceived direction of the organization. The board is beginning the process of reorganizing the hospital's corporate leadership.

3. Dr. Meyer was named CEO Jan. 1, 2015. CMO Michael Canady, MD, is serving as interim CEO.

4. During his tenure, Dr. Meyer implemented several programs and initiatives. The most notable were decreasing the hospital's ER wait time and using low-dose CT scans to detect early stage lung cancer. He also oversaw the development of a 70,000 square foot healthcare facility in Athens, Ohio, and expanded healthcare services throughout the southern Ohio region.

5. In October 2015, Dr. Meyer announced the elimination of 100 jobs throughout the entire hospital system citing the ACA as the reasons behind the cuts.

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