Louis Krami, CEO of Idaho’s Bingham Memorial Hospital, admitted to 2nd degree stalking charges after he ordered hospital IT staff to record the phone calls of former Bingham doctor Robert Rosin and his staff.
In the culmination of the 18-month investigation, Krami faces 30 days in behind bars, a $1,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. Hospital IT employees Chris Behunin, Tyler Lassen and IT director Jack York were also implicated in the illegal wiretap activity.
After York failed to appear in court, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. But both Behunin and Lassen saw their cases dismissed because of cooperation with federal authorities, according to The Standard Journal.
Editor-in-chief of the JACC steps down, new editor named
Dr. Anthony DeMaria, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, will step down in 2014 after a 12-year reign. Dr. Valentin Fuster, a cardiologist known for his CVD prevention efforts, will take over the journal. Fuster told heartwire.com that under his tenure, he will focus on the patient as the centerpiece of every paper published in JACC. Fuster is director of the Mount Sinai heart hospital.
Medigus CEO moves over, director moves up
Medigus shuffled its executive team, moving CEO Dr. Elazar Sonnenschein over to global COO and moving director Chris Rowland into the corner office. The Israel-based medical device company was founded in 2000 by Sonnenschein, who will now oversee manufacturing and R&D of the company’s endoscopy-based surgical devices. Rowland formerly worked as president of the Americas at Given Imaging (NSDQ:GIVN) and various management roles at Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX).
SurgLine CFO quits over time constraints
SurgLine CFO Barry Hollander put in his resignation notice. Company SEC filings said Hollander’s sudden departure was over "business reasons and time constraints" and not any disagreement with the company’s operations or policies. He quit both his roles as CFO of SurgLine International Inc. and its subsidiary, SurgLine Inc., on Aug. 12.
Mercator names a new chief of commercial operations
San Leandro, Calif.-based Mercator MedSystems named Anthony Remington as its new chief of commercial operations. Remington formerly worked in executive roles at Estech Corp. and Ekos Corp., and in sales management roles at Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and LeMaitre Vascular (NSDQ:LMAT). He moved into his new office at Mercator August 22.