Eastern State Hospital CEO Steps Down

MEDICAL LAKE - Eastern State Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mark Kettner resigned effective Tuesday, September 14 amid backlash about his administration’s mishandling of previous complaints about a nurse that is now accused of murder.

With the resignation Kettner’s personal investigation closes, and the Interim CEO Tony Bowie will temporarily step into the position until a more permanent candidate is chosen. The investigation was regarding the way his administration handled previous allegations regarding former nurse Joshua Phillips.

Phillips was reported to have assaulted one hospital emplo...


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