FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center will be conducting a nationwide search for its next leader, as its interim CEO has left.
Tenet Healthcare, which owns MetroWest Medical Center, then named MetroWest Medical’s Chief Operations Officer Denise Schepici as its interim chief administrative officer, but Source has learned she is no longer in charge.
Her departure means five executives have left the Medical Center since January.
- In March, MetroWest Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Sean M. Fitzpatrick resigned from his position.
- Also in March, MetroWest Medical Center’s Human Resources Officer James Kelley left for the same position at a Tenet hospital in Palm Springs.
- In January, Melinda Upton left her position as Chief Growth Officer at MetroWest Medical Center.
MetroWest Medical Center in a statement to Source said Jeffrey M. Welch will remain in the Massachusetts Market CEO position for Tenet Healthcare and will also serve as the interim hospital CEO of MetroWest Medical Center.
“We are conducting a nationwide search to name the next leader of MetroWest,” said Tenet Public Relations Manager Tom Keane. “In the meantime, our hospital operations are well supported by our senior leadership team including Dr. Ric Larson, CMO, Andrew Harding, CNO, Art West, interim CFO and Steven Baroletti, associate administrator.”
MetroWest Medical Center is one of the largest employers in Framingham, with more than 1,000 employees, according to the Commonwealth’s Office of Labor and Workforce Development. It is the largest employer in downtown Framingham.
Last Fall, MetroWest Medical Center formed a partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Care. The new clinical affiliation allows patients at MetroWest Medical Center to see physicians from Beth Israel, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School.