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Mar 1, 2023

Martin Marshalleck Is Appointed New K.H.M.H Board Chairman

Martin Marshalleck

Two weeks ago, the sudden removal and temporary replacement of Doctor Andre Sosa as K.H.M.H Board Chairman raised the eyebrows of many who wanted to know whether the abrupt change in leadership was because Sosa had been candid in past remarks where the hospital was concerned. Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard told News Five that he and Doctor Sosa were friends and that Doctor Sosa was even his family doctor. The minister explained that the reason for Sosa’s removal is because the hospital is in dire need of a chairman who has a background in business and is able to create the kinds of opportunities for the institution to advance. He appointed board member Arun Hotchandani to hold over until the end of February. So today, March first, when we got a chance to speak with the minister, we asked him who his pick was for Sosa’s replacement.


Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health, Wellness

“After careful consideration, we have decided that Mr. Martin Marshall will serve as the chairman of the K.H.M.H. Authority Board of Governors. His letter was sent to him yesterday evening, and I have made the board aware of that decision this morning.”


Marion Ali

“Can you say what qualifications, knowledge, he comes with?”


Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard

“Well, Mr. Marshalleck brings thirty odd years of management, financial experience, banking experience, and I feel that in order for us to move K.H.M.H in a – like I had said before – we need to put K.H.M.H on a more financially viable footing, and we think we need that direction. Now, don’t – the other members of the board, we have doctors, so they are the ones that will provide the technical assistance to the chairman in order for us to ensure that there’s a balance in terms of what are the health needs within the K.H.M.H, what are the technical things that need to be addressed. And of course, from a managerial standpoint, we believe that Mr. Marshalleck will be able to bring that balance together and be able to move K.H.M.H forward.”



“Was Dr. Sosa not fulfilling those requirements of the hospital?”


Kevin Bernard

“I will not say that, and I will not get into Dr. Sosa. I think that we have passed that already. We made a decision to make a change. Dr. Sosa did his very best. I will not dispute that either, but I believe we needed a new direction, and that’s the decision we have taken.”

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