Petitioning Chief Medical Officer Pieter Pil and 12 others

Make our hospital accountable to the community

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We the undersigned have lost confidence in the current Administration and Board of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. A significant change in vision, leadership style, and Board membership is long overdue. We are still waiting for answers...

1. Who controls our local hospital? Who controls our local Board? Is there genuine local control of the hospital, as promised when it was handed over to Partners in 2006, or is it in effect a wholly owned entity of Partners/MGH?
2. What becomes of donations made to the Hospital? Are they spent to improve the Hospital or are the funds sent to Partners?
3. Why was Joe Woodin fired?
4. Why has our Hospital not had a Community Advisory Panel to provide guidance and input, including on such vitally important questions as the hiring (and firing) of a CEO?
5. How is it that one person has remained Chairman of the Board at the Hospital for 17 years?
6. Why are financials for the Hospital, Board Minutes and Committee Minutes unavailable to the public?
7. Why was Windemere's Wildflower Court closed, and why is there no plan for elder care facilities on island for the future, despite obvious and intensifying demographic need and broad community support?
8. How is it that the CEO, Tim Walsh, received $773,995.00 in total compensation in 2015 as reported on form IRS form 990?

Add your name to demand accountability and transparency in governance for the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chief Medical Officer
    Pieter Pil
  • Secretary of the Board of Trustees
    Mary R. Brown
  • Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
    Earle A. Ray
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    Edward F. Miller
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    Timothy D. Sweet
  • Debra A. Burke
  • Susan C. Crampton
  • Brent L. Henry
  • Michael R. Jaff
  • A. Anthony James
  • John H. Schaefer
  • Warren J. Spector
  • Walter S. Teller

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