Coyle out as CEO at Ely hospital

by Nick Wognum
There has been a change in the chief executive officer position at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital.
The hospital board announced Thursday that CEO Michael Coyle and the board finalized a “formal separation” on March 4.
A statement from the board released Thursday said “We were faced with very difficult decisions; rest assured that we take this employment matter very seriously and have given thoughtful consideration to each decision made. The board is dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of our patients, employees, and members. We are honored and dedicated to serving in the best interests of our community.”
“It’s been an honor to lead Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital and I’m grateful for the opportunity. Thanks to an impressive team of employees, we accomplished some great things together and I’m excited to see how the organization continues to build upon our successes. The people of Ely will always hold a special place in my heart and I’ll always cherish the many relationships I’ve built with so many people in the community,” Coyle said in a statement.
Coyle came to Ely in December of 2017 from Sisseton, S.D., where he was chief executive officer of Coteau des Prairies Healthcare System.
Taking his place for now is current chief operations officer Patti Banks, who was appointed interim CEO.
“We have full faith and confidence in her,” the statement from the board read.

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