After a little more than a year on the job, Bartlett Regional Hospital Chief Financial Officer Ken Brough has resigned, according to a Tuesday announcement from the hospital. His resignation is effective Dec. 31. He’s worked at the hospital since September 2012.
Interim CEO Jeff Egbert announced the resignation in a news release. Brough intends to move to Prince of Wales Island to build a fishing lodge on land he and his wife own. He will continue working as a healthcare consultant, the release stated.
This comes on the heels of two other top-level officials’ resignations from the city-owned hospital. Bartlett’s CEO Christine Harff and Human Resources Director Norma Adams both resigned in recent months. Both Harff and Adams joined the hospital last year.
The hospital has now had three of its four top leaders resign since a large investigation was conducted into personnel complaints of harassment, verbal threats and a hostile work environment. Chief Nursing Officer Billy Gardner is the only remaining employee in the leadership team.
A public records request by the Juneau Empire for the investigation results and copies of emails in Harff’s work account regarding the investigation was denied.
Brough joined Bartlett in September of last year. He came to Juneau from Afton, Wyoming, where he was CFO at the Star Valley Medical Center. He had also served as an interim CEO at that hospital.
“I would like to thank Ken for his leadership and the financial stewardship he has provided over the past 14 months,” Egbert said in the press release.
Egbert and the hospital’s Board of Directors plan to name an interim CFO by the end of the year. The search for a permanent replacement has begun.
Brough is out of town this week, and was unreachable for comment.
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