Critics of Beaumont Health CEO John Fox and his cost-cutting decisions that they say have driven away more than 50 top doctors haven’t changed their minds about wanting the board of directors to fire him after the release of the letter of intent to merge with multi-state player Advocate Aurora Health.
If anything, the release seems to have sown more distrust among staffers and donors who have dug in their heels in open rebellion.
Over the past several months, even after Beaumont and Advocate terminated their merger plans in early October to create a 34-hospital, $17 billion system, the desire of doctors, nurses, donors and community leaders to remove Fox and his top lieutenants has only intensified.
Fox told Crain’s last week that he has no plans to resign. Sources close to the Beaumont board of directors, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, say that at least