Woodard-Thompson Claims Emails Hacked, Personal Documents Stolen At Erlanger

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Former Erlanger Medical Center CEO Charlsetta Woodard-Thompson claims in a $25 million Circuit Court lawsuit against her former employer that her emails were hacked and documents stolen from her.

The suit says Erlanger's in-house counsel "gained access to private and personal files" on her computer and "removed or deleted some of these files." It says that was "part of a conspiracy by Erlanger in-house counsel and certain Erlanger Board members to invade plaintiff's privacy." It says the in-house counsel's alleged actions were discovered and he was terminated. Dale Hetzler served at the time as in-house counsel.  

She also says she "experienced an array of strange and alarming happenings" and it caused her and others at Erlanger to become "fearful for their safety."

Ms. Woodard-Thompson said she was advised to go to a shooting range and become proficient with a gun and also have an escort on campus for safety. She said her vehicle was placed in an undisclosed location during the day.

The suit says Erlanger's former chief of staff commented that "medicine is a white man's world."

It says after the hiring of Kevin Spiegel as CEO "certain Erlanger board members have openly bragged about the undermining maneuvers they executed to thwart plaintiff's career advancement."  

Ms. Woodard-Thompson was not retained by the new Erlanger administration.

After the departure of former CEO Jim Brexler, Ms. Woodard-Thompson had sought the post, but was passed over by the selection committee and full board.

Attorney Jenny Lawrence filed the suit.

Click here to read the suit.


Remaining Remarkable Stokes Photo Books Go On Sale; Zarzours Open Saturday For MAINX24

The final copies of the Remarkable Stokes Collection are on sale at Zarzours restaurant on the Southside.   The Chattanooga photo album was a big hit two years ago when almost 3,000 copies were sold.   There are only 224 copies remaining and there are no plans for a new edition.   Also at Zarzours are the Chattanooga Railroad book as well as the new ... (click for more)

Former Mayoral Candidate Guy Satterfield To Join Grohn Campaign

Former mayoral candidate and longtime City of Chattanooga employee, Guy Satterfield will join Councilman Larry Grohn’s campaign team as a senior advisor.   Councilman Grohn said, “Guy Satterfield and his years of expertise as an employee for our great city is a great resource to the campaign, my staff and the ideas that we share. With Mr. Satterfield’s extensive long time ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Bible In Gatlinburg

The day after fire rained and reigned in Gatlinburg, Isaac McCord, 24 and from Tullahoma, was picking up debris at the popular Dollywood attraction. The theme park had minimal damage compared to the hundreds of structure either lost or severely damaged in Sevier County. He picked up a piece of paper that was in a puddle of water, beneath a bench. “It was one of the most surreal ... (click for more)

Both CCS Teams Win By 24 Points Over Boyd-Buchanan

Chattanooga Christian basketball coach Eddie Salter holds some really tough practices with his Chargers and he expects them to transfer that high-energy to game day. It seemed to work on Thursday night as Salter’s Chargers raced to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they improved to 6-1 with the impressive 64-40 non-district win over visiting Boyd-Buchanan. ... (click for more)

Hamilton Heights Shines In Win Vs. Memphis East On ESPN2

Cousins Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sparked Hamilton Heights’ strong second half Thursday night as the Hawks pulled away to beat Memphis East 72-64 in a prep basketball game televised by ESPN2. Walker, a Virginia Tech signee, led the Hawks with a game-high 23 points, including 16 in the second half when he made four 3-pointers. Alexander, a Kentucky ... (click for more)