Letter: Releasing Fried will remove his leadership legacy
In response to Mr. Herbert, chairman of the Beebe Healthcare Board of Directors, stating that Beebe needs to move in a different direction, and that, which necessitated the release of Mr. Fried as CEO, is a very poor excuse given his 25 years of dedication and foresight in Beebe Healthcare.
Mr. Fried was able to forecast Beebe’s future as a major medical facility in the Delmarva region. I am a retired radiology manager with over 20 years of service with Beebe, and I strongly disagree with this absurd reasoning.
First and foremost, the Beebe Imaging Departments have the most advanced equipment of most hospitals in this region, thanks to Mr. Fried. I have known and worked with many board chairs.
It was a pleasure to tour them through our imaging units and show off our advanced technology. I never had the pleasure to show Mr. Herbert, since he never visited any of the five Beebe satellite campuses while I was manager.
It seems to me that the so-called vote was nothing more than a witch hunt, a personal vendetta, with Mr. Fried as a scapegoat for certain voters misusing their so-called power. What a joke. Maybe certain members of the board should be investigated.
By releasing Mr. Fried, it will destroy his legacy as a fantastic leader who was able to see into the future and promote Beebe’s growth, not only now, but for years to come.
retired manager, Beebe Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging Satellites