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CEO gets contract extension

(Larry Lewis will keep his job)…At least for one more year.

The Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Board held a special meeting this week. The meeting was to discuss Lewis’s job performance and possible dismissal. Lewis is the CEO of Pioneers memorial Hospital. He was hired in 2012 and his current contract expires September 6th. Almost 100 attended the special meeting. The Board heard comments from some of the attendees and they discussed emails, texts and phone calls they had received before going into closed session for a vote. When the emerged from closed session they announced they had approved a one year extension to the CEO’s contract. They said the decision was based on past history, a positive employee survey and the hospital’s positive financial status.