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No date has been set to interview the three finalists in a nationwide search for a new hospital administrator at Franklin Medical Center.
Hospital board chairman Paul Price said the board's personnel committee is working to coordinate schedules of the three individuals with board members and the various hospital staffers who will conduct the interviews.
"It's going to be pretty soon, within a couple of weeks," said Price.
Last week, the board announced three finalists for the position, which has been vacant since June.
Mark Chustz, of St Francisville; Blake Kramer, of Winnsboro; and Robert Leonhard, of Burlington, KY were the three finalists selected from "more than a dozen" applicants from around the country, according to Price.
The finalists were selected by the board personnel committee, which consists of board members Nick Poulos and Jan Hicks.
Poulos and Hicks worked in conjunction with a designated group of hospital employees to whittle down the list of applicants to the top five candidates.
From that list, the top three candidates will be interviewed for the position.
Price said he is confident the board will find the right administrator.
"This is a good field, from what I can tell," Price said.
The hospital's previous administrator, Robert Boullion, resigned in June.
Since that time, hospital employee Terri Spence has served as interim CEO.
Price commended Spence for her efforts and said he looked forward to her continued work at the hospital after a new CEO is installed.
"She's done a great job," Price said.
Before she was tapped to serve as interim CEO, Spence worked in Franklin Medical's rural health clinic. She is a certified social worker.
Price said it has not been determined what role Spence will play in the new administration, but she will remain at Franklin Medical "in a different role than before."