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Jul 10, 2009

…And current management by chairman is against regulations

Story PictureAnd according to Rosado, the current Chairman’s management style is not only unethical, it is contrary to the K.H.M.H. regulations.

Dr. Alvaro Rosado, Former C.E.O., K.H.M.H.
“The K.H.M.H. Act specifically states the Board appoints the Chairman—sorry the Board appoints the C.E.O. and the C.E.O. runs the hospital day to day affairs, the Board sets policy. I worked with two Chairmans before and never one day did any of them give any instructions directly to anybody else.”

Marion Ali
“But he’s doing, was that wrong was it illegal?”

Dr. Alvaro Rosado
“It’s illegal because he is usurping the Board the authority of the C.E.O. The Chairman’s role is to convene meetings, guide the Board in their discussions, convene meetings and the Board come up with policies which are then passed down, but policies and policies meaning for example, we will not charge people for x-rays. That’s a policy. But it doesn’t mean that they come and say don’t charge this one, don’t charge that one.”

Marion Ali
“Could he get away with saying these were policies he was trying to implement, change the practice of things now?”

Dr. Alvaro Rosado
“Well if he did it unilaterally because the Board didn’t meet.”

Marion Ali
“It’s a new policy, he might want to say it’s a new policy.”

Dr. Alvaro Rosado
“As a matter of fact, now that you mention that I laugh because some of the things were so ridiculous. I remember asking the Chairman, I said Mr. Chairman we need to have a meeting of the Board because there are certain things that are urgent that I need to get the Board’s approval for and his response to me was, “well, we’re not ready for that yet. The Board is to meet first for us to make decisions.” And I said well, I noh understand this. I am asking for a meeting with the Board and he is saying the Board needs to meet before the Board meets. So I just had to laugh.”

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