TICONDEROGA — On the heels of laying off 13 employees, Inter-Lakes Health of Ticonderoga also lost its chief executive officer.
The health-care provider announced Monday that Inter-Lakes CEO Chip Holmes is leaving April 4 for a job with Quorum Health Resources of Tennessee, a provider of health-care management services.
Inter-Lakes Health Board of Directors Chair Sandra Bolton also said the institution has signed a memorandum of understanding with Community Providers Inc. of Plattsburgh, the parent company of CVPH Medical Center, to provide management and medical services.
“This move would give Inter-Lakes Health access to shared administrative and clinical resources that could lower operational costs and enhance patient care,” Bolton said in a news release.
Inter-Lakes Health, whose Moses-Ludington Hospital has experienced financial turmoil since the early 1980s, laid off 13 workers on Thursday, Feb. 13, reduced another 10 to part time from full time and eliminated 10 jobs that were vacant.
In announcing the cuts, Holmes said Inter-Lakes lost more than $3 million last year and that the downsizing was necessary to try to restore financial stability to the operation that includes Moses-Ludington Hospital and Heritage Commons nursing home.
Inter-Lakes Health will employ 256 people at the hospital and nursing home after the cutbacks.
Holmes was also a vice president at Fletcher Allen Executive Services LLC of Burlington and had been at the helm at Inter-Lakes for 2 1/2 years.
Fletcher Allen Executive Services LLC provided management services to oversee Inter-Lakes operations, and those services will come from Community Providers Inc., if the deal is approved.
Holmes will be replaced by Charles Miceli, vice president of Supply Chain and Information Services at Fletcher Allen, as interim CEO, until a permanent replacement is named.
Miceli served as interim CEO of Inter-Lakes in 2011, prior to Holmes’s appointment.