MetroWest Medical Center chief executive David Elgarico resigns

FRAMINGHAM MetroWest Medical Center is looking for its fifth chief executive in as many years, as David Elgarico resigned just six months after moving across the country to take the job.

The news throws yet another challenge at the embattled hospital, which took its latest dose of criticism when city officials learned it had diverted ambulances arriving with women in labor during the past two holiday weekends. December 24th to 25th and again on December 31st and January 1st due to lack of staff.

Shelly Weiss, director of public affairs for Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas-based company that owns and operates MetroWest Medical Center, confirmed to the Daily News that Elgarico has resigned, effective immediately. She said that Elgarico is going back to Oregon, where his family lives.

John Whitlock, chief financial officer of the St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester (also a Tenet hospital), will serve as interim CEO of MetroWest Medical Center, according to Weiss.

MetroWest Medical Center chief executive David Elgarico resigns

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