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Jul 15, 2014

KHMH Board does Not Renew CEO’s Contract…

Gary Longsworth

When the results of the investigation do come out, it is likely that C.E.O. Gary Longsworth will no longer be a fixture at the institution. That’s because by September he will be gone. Cansino confirmed that though he requested an extension which would have given him a third term as C.E.O., the Board decided against it and will soon begin advertising the post. It’s an unfortunate but hardly surprising turn of events for Longsworth, who will likely be remembered most for his handling, or mishandling of the infant deaths at the K.H.M.H.  While Cansino would not speak negatively about Longsworth, the inference couldn’t have been clearer.


Chandra Nisbet-Cansino, Chair, KHMH Board of Governors

“Dr. Longsworth submitted a request for an extension of his contract. However the Board had decided from the last renewal that at the end of this present contract which I believe will be in September…that we will advertise the post and anyone is free to apply.”



“Would you be at liberty to tell us the reasons behind the Board making such a decision?”


Chandra Nisbet-Cansino

Chandra Nisbet Cansino

“Well he has been with the board for two contract period and extensions and I think it’s time for us now as a Board to look at the available options that we have out there in the general population and that’s the reason for opening it up for applications.”



“Usually if a Board would be satisfied with the performance of any employee they would retain their services so tell us if there is any dissatisfaction with the manner in which he has carried out his responsibilities and duties.”


Chandra Nisbet – Cansino

“As a Board we just think that it’s time to advertise the post and get an infusion of what is available out there for us to view and decide who we will hire in the next contract period.”



“Would you say that Dr. Longsworth successfully carried out his responsibilities?”


Chandra Nisbet – Cansino

“I would say that Dr. Longsworth did his best.”

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