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Bowser Appointee to St. Elizabeth’s Quits After Just 1 Month

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BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN | SPECIAL AFRO

James Kyle, who was hired to lead St. Elizabeth’s Hospital by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), resigned after just 30 days as the institution’s CEO. Regarded as “a nationally board certified health care executive with over 30 years of experience in the medical field,” by Bowser, Kyle resigned following questions over his qualifications.

According to the Washington Business Journal, Kyle’s experience in the field did not hold up under scrutiny, with the position he held before coming to the District, medical director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Services in Rosebud, South Dakota, now at risk of losing its federal funding.

“My previous experience, military service, and training as a health care executive have prepared me for this job,” he told the Washington Post when confronted about his background March 22. Ten days later, on April 4, Kyle tendered his resignation, without citing a reason.

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