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Palos Community Hospital CEO Out after Just Months on Job

Edgardo Tenreiro is no longer Chief Executive Officer at the Palos Heights-based hospital.

Newcomer CEO of Palos Community Hospital is no longer employed with the Palos Heights-based hospital—after less than three months since his start date. 

Edgardo Tenreiro, 50, started at Palos in November 2013. Previously he served as Chief Operations Officer at Baton Rouge Regional Medical Center in Louisiana. He assumed the PCH CEO role from Sister Margaret Wright, who led the 362-bed hospital for more than 30 years.

Hospital spokespeople declined comment. 

In the beginning of his brief tenure, Tenreiro touted affiliations and partnerships as ways to keep the hospital "relevant for the future," according to a Crain's report.

The hospital posted $375.5 million in revenue 2012, Crain's reports. 


Larry February 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Russel , no not emergency room, regular Blood drawn for cell count, didn't need results same day either. Normally we would be in and out, and she needed two other tests done there anyway, so we were trying to make it convenient, next time we will go to the West ave. Building in Orland. The point is that it seems that Palos doesn't have enough staff working, especially for blood work. But thanks for the information Russell.
Honestly IPO February 15, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Ah the broken arm hospital. I grew up in its shadow and not much has changed . It was a joke that if you really needed medical intervention you went to Christ. Now you get a choice Palos everyone in slow motion or Christ where the admission people have to sit behind bullet proof glass. Why broken arm? because as a child I was taken there, after treatment parents were told I was fine! Three days later after my arm blew up 3 times is natural size xrays taken at Christ showed 2 broken bones.
Joe Kocur February 15, 2014 at 06:41 PM
He was led out in cuffs! Being held for embezzlement.
Larry February 15, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Dam! he could have ran for a political office.
dda March 14, 2014 at 02:12 PM
Hey Joe, he was not taken out in handcuffs nor involved in ANY illegal activities. No one knows the whole truth as of yet but you can take it to the bank that Edgrado wanted to fix all that was wrong at PCH including the Judge thing and was asked to leave. Nothing more than internal politics.

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