Good Samaritan Hospital Chief Medical Officer Resigning after Nursing Officer Exit

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Good Samaritan Hospital Chief Medical Officer Resigning after Nursing Officer Exit

After 18 months on the job, Good Samaritan Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Klaus Thaler will be stepping down from his position in October. The pending departure comes after the Investigative Unit also confirmed another executive – Associate Chief Nursing Officer Damian Gulbransen – recently left her position at Good Sam after 11 months.

In a statement to NBC Bay Area Wednesday, a hospital spokesperson said Good Samaritan Hospital does not discuss personnel issues but “the intensity of the pandemic during the past year and a half has made it common for healthcare professionals to re-evaluate their life priorities, choosing to spend more time with their loved ones or furthering their careers.”

NBC Bay Area obtained an internal hospital memo sent out Wednesday showing Good Sam’s CEO Tomi Ryba told providers “the departures were entirely voluntary as well as normal in the course of operations for any large hospital.”

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