Kruger said the plan was for him to serve as “someone who could help the system navigate a time of great adversity,” citing the pandemic and other challenges healthcare organizations are facing, and to eventually create a “course of succession when circumstances allowed and the time was right.”
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“I’m not sure if it’s a gender thing or color, because I present with both issues … There aren’t many women in surgery, never mind women of color in surgery. … I’m the first of a whole host of things.”
Mitchell as far back as 2018 supplied the council with facts and figures about the alleged benefits of the health care plan, including that in the first few years of accepting the state law, Fall River saved $3.7 million; Dartmouth $511,000; Fairhaven $540,000; and Acushnet $190,000.
On health insurance, the report finds that most Massachusetts residents (93.3 percent) had continuous coverage throughout the past year. But the percentage was lowest, 89.4 percent, in the South Coast region. That translates to around 36,200 South Coast residents without continuous coverage.
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.