Fairview Health Services not renewing President and CEO Mark Eustis

The board of directors made the surprise decision Wednesday night to let Eustis' current five-year contract expire at the end of July. The move comes amid an investigation into a controversial consulting firm for its aggressive debt-collection practices at the Minneapolis-based hospital. Board chairman Chuck Mooty will take over as interim CEO starting in August.
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The board of directors made the surprise decision Wednesday night to let Eustis' current five-year contract expire at the end of July. The move comes amid an investigation into a controversial consulting firm for its aggressive debt-collection practices at the Minneapolis-based hospital. Board chairman Chuck Mooty will take over as interim CEO starting in August.

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