Activist Kellogg Sues To Get Access To Erlanger Records On CEO Search

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Community activist Patrick Kellogg has filed suit in Circuit Court seeking access to Erlanger Health System records pertaining to the search process that led to the hiring of Kevin Spiegel as CEO.

Acting as his own attorney, he said he had asked for a list of records, but had not been provided them by Erlanger.

He said he is entitled to them under the state Open Records Act.

The four-page complaint says the Erlanger board violated the Sunshine Law in handling the search process.

He said the board can only close a meeting "when discussing capital plans, trade secrets, marketing and proprietary information. Any deliberations regarding the CEO search as well as pending legislative amendment changes should be open to the public."

He said, "Any decisions which were in violation of the Act made should be null and void as indicated by T.C.A. 44-105."

The suit names Mr. Spiegel, the individual Erlanger trustees and a number of hospital officials.

Defendants include Ron Loving, Donnie Hutcherson, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Russell King, Dr. Nita Shumaker, Jennifer Stanley, Kim White, Mike Griffin, Dr. Dan Fisher, Jim Worthington, Pat Charles, Kitty Quinn, Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Dr. James Creel, Gregg Gentry, Jan Keys, Dale Hetzler, Alana Sullivan, Britt Tabor, Joe Winick, Stephen Johnson, Blaine Morris and Laurine Vamprine.     



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