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.
Tag: Keith Hovan
New Bedford Light calls out silence on health care exec
Editor’s note: CommonWealth Magazine wrote about The Light’s efforts to report on the criminal case and employment status of former SouthCoast Health President and CEO Keith A. Hovan. We are republishing their story in today’s New Bedford Light, with permission from CommonWealth Magazine.
Questions persist in case of former Southcoast Health President Keith Hovan
“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.
Trustees: Hovan will not return to Southcoast Health CEO position
“…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.”
Commentary: My bill would bring transparency to show cause hearings
“People have a right to know how our government is operating, particularly within the judicial system.”
Hovan takes advantage of closed hearing and connected lawyers
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.
The Light on radio: Jack Spillane on the Keith Hovan case, City Council inauguration
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane talks with WBSM’s Jim Phillips about the latest hot topics in New Bedford, including Keith Hovan, city councilors riding limos to inauguration, the council presidency, the sheriff’s race, the state of Covid testing in New Bedford and more.
SJC justice denies The Light’s appeal to open Keith Hovan hearing
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.
Justice on state’s highest court will grant The Light’s request to halt Hovan 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.
Clerk magistrate keeps Hovan hearing private, calling it a ‘personal matter’
“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.