Cooper Green CEO to retain authority in daily operations - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Cooper Green CEO to retain authority in daily operations

Attorney U.W. Clemon and Cooper Green CEO Sandral Hullett. Source: Alan Collins Attorney U.W. Clemon and Cooper Green CEO Sandral Hullett. Source: Alan Collins
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Cooper Green CEO Sandral Hullett will retain her day to day operations of the facility while helping the hospital transition away from inpatient care.

Cooper Green supporters and Hullett's attorney U.W. Clemon were concerned that the county was trying to force her out, but after a closed door meeting this afternoon, they've been assured that is not the case.

Hullett received a memo dated October 22 from County Manager Tony Petelos informing her of her role in the hospital's transition to become a revised outpatient healthcare model.

Petelos mentioned at the end of the memo that Cooper Green's COO Sri Karra and Deputy County Manager Walter Jackson would handle the day to day hospital operations as needed while Hullett worked on projects related to the transition.

Clemon says he and community activists in support of Cooper Green had great concerns that Hullett was being forced out. Hullett and her attorney U.W. Clemon met with Jackson Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 p.m.

When Clemon and Hullett arrived, they found all doors to county manager office locked due to concerns that other supporters of hospital would show up.

After meeting with Jackson this afternoon, Clemon said he was assured that Hullett would retain all of her authority in running the day to day operations at the hospital and still help with the transition away from inpatient care.

Clemon said he will continue to monitor the situation and any further actions by the county. He promised legal action along with possible action in the streets if Hullett was forced out.

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