RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - A major shake-up at Renown Medical Center after a botched deal with a group of local cardiologists. Renown President/CEO Jim Miller, General Counsel Kelly Testolin, Vice President of System Development Andy Pearl, and Business Development Administrator Phil Schweber all left the hospital.
The News 4 Fact Finder team helped bring the details of this messy divorce to light in several Fact Finders reports involving Renown and its acquisition of Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates.
Renown Health Systems Board Chairman David Line told News 4 the Renown legal team hid "key evidence from the board" and that is why the board approved the purchase of two local cardiology groups. Line also says the legal team hid information about the breach of contract with Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates doctors.
Line added Jim Miller was "upset about leaving" the hospital, but Miller will be paid for the remainder of his two year contract with Renown.
Renown has named an interim CEO and added a board member to help provide more oversight for the hospital.
News 4 will have new details on this developing story tonight on News 4 at 4, 5, and 6.
UPDATE: Members of the former Sierra Nevada Cardiology group issues News 4 a statement on Miller's leaving: "We are gratified that justice was done. The misrepresentation by the hospital administration was finally brought to light and the physicians have been exonerated."