Earlier this week, the Columbia Union Conference announced that Celeste Ryan Blyden, its executive secretary, will chair the board of directors for Kettering Health. She replaces Dave Weigley, president of the union, who has overseen the Ohio-based hospital network for 17 years. The change was initiated at the January 23 Kettering Health board meeting, the first since CEO Fred Manchur suddenly departed the organization in November of last year. Spectrum’s December 6 story—based on first-person executive accounts of Manchur’s longtime financial largess—raised questions about board governance.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/news/2023/new-board-chair-kettering-health