Erlanger hospital’s board of trustees unanimously accepted CEO Jim Brexler’s resignation, but in a 4-4 vote, the trustees did not agree to give him a severance package worth at least $727,000 in salary and benefits.
After the agreement including the severance package failed, trustee Jennifer E. Stanley made a motion to accept the resignation and continue severance negotiations.
The first vote called would have accepted Brexler’s resignation, effective Dec. 31, and awarded him 15 months of salary and 18 months of health benefits.
Voting for the agreement were trustees Ronald A. Loving, James D. Hutcherson, Kim White and Dr. Phyllis E. Miller. Trustees who voted against a severance were Stanley, Richard Casavant, Russell T. King, Jr. and James A. Worthington, Jr. Trustees Dr. Charles F. Longer, Michael Griffin and Patrick E. Quinn were absent from the meeting.
The board voted unanimously to accept Brexler’s resignation.
Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for ...
Mariann Martin covers healthcare in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. She joined the Times Free Press in February 2011, after covering crime and courts for the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun for two years. Mariann was born in Indiana, but grew up in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Belize. She graduated from Union University in 2005 with degrees in English and history and has master’s degrees in international relations and history from the University of Toronto. While attending Union, ...