published Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Erlanger's top lawyer resigns

Erlanger's chief legal officer has resigned after five years with the hospital.

Officials did not provide any comment on the circumstances surrounding Dale Hetzler's departure.

Hetzler's annual salary was $306,015. Erlanger officials did not comment on whether Hetzler received any kind of severance package.

Erlanger spokeswoman Pat Charles said new CEO Kevin Spiegel will determine Hetzler's replacement after he formally starts work at the hospital on April 1.

There are seven positions in Erlanger's legal department. Two individuals have left in the past year to "pursue career advancement opportunities," Charles said.

The legal staff will continue to handle legal services, including contracts, for the Erlanger Health System.

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