Following a November 2021 arrest for alleged domestic assault and battery, the former Southcoast Health president has launched a website, social media pages and a blog branding himself as a “healthcare CEO” and offering opinions on health care issues.
Dr. Ray Kruger’s “willingness to step in to lead the Southcoast system, the organization he has served faithfully for more than 30 years, has allowed us to move forward with confidence that he will continue to steer us through the challenges ahead,” trustees wrote.
“The only way we can make sure that these hearings are operating in a fair and just way is if the public is able to oversee them in a way where the court is accountable for the decisions it makes.” — Justin Silverman, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition.
“…the Board of Trustees has determined it is in the best interest of Southcoast Health for Keith Hovan not to return as the President and CEO,” stated an email to staff, signed by the Board of Trustees. “We thank Mr. Hovan for his past service.”
People who live here would want to know why Keith Hovan has chosen to accumulate all these guns and ammunition in a town that is more and more like a suburb than a rural community.
A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Friday denied The New Bedford Light’s petition to open the show cause hearing for Southcoast Health CEO Keith A. Hovan on a potential felony charge for illegal firearm magazines.
The purpose of the show cause hearing is to determine whether the Rochester Police Department has probable cause to charge Hovan with the felony offense.
Here’s how some readers have reacted to The Light’s latest coverage of Southcoast Health CEO Keith Hovan’s ammunition hearing.
The Light filed a motion with the SJC on Friday to pause proceedings until a decision is reached on The Light’s appeal to open the show cause hearing to the public.
“The issue involved in the show cause hearing has no connection to his position as CEO of Southcoast Health nor to the reason he was charged with assault and battery. The issue is a separate personal matter,” wrote Wareham Clerk Magistrate Daryl G. Manchester.