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Regional Health board rejects doctors' concerns about CEO

RAPID CITY (AP) -- The board of directors at Regional Health is publicly supporting the CEO at its hospital in Rapid City after nearly 100 doctors called for his removal.

RAPID CITY (AP) - The board of directors at Regional Health is publicly supporting the CEO at its hospital in Rapid City after nearly 100 doctors called for his removal.

Earlier this month, the doctors cast a no-confidence vote for Brent Phillips. They cited concerns about Phillips' management style and allocation of hospital resources, particularly in regard to the administration's recent decision to jail overflow mental health patients.

The board at a recent meeting expressed "full confidence" in Phillips' leadership.

Dr. Stephen Eckrich, in an email to the Rapid City Journal, says the fact the board doesn't appreciate the concerns of the majority of the physicians at the hospital shows changes are also needed in the board's composition.

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