Hospital CEO Vows to Fight Employment Decision


By CBS-8 Reporter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The chief executive officer of a Birmingham hospital vows to fight a decision to place her on administrative leave.


Cooper Green Mercy Hospital CEO Sandral Hull was placed on administrative leave as the county hospital ends in-patient care for the poor and uninsured.


The hospital, operated by Jefferson County, announced the layoffs of 200 workers earlier this month.


Hull's lawyer, U.W. Clemon says

 that she should not have been placed on administrative leave. Clemon says he will fight the action, and that he intends to show the decision was motivated by his client's race and age. Hull is black.

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Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos tells the station that everything was done according to the county's personnel board rules and state laws.


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