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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. 


Marlene Kirby February 13, 2014 at 03:50 PM
I am very sadden by the events taken place at PCH I really thought he was going to bring PCH back to its former glory.
Thomas McCarrin February 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM
A sentiment felt by many. Sad to see such a brief tenure for someone who looked so proactive, real, and promising. All the more sad for those of us looking forward to shaking of the cob webs and getting to business. The last, "sadness" is that there has been offered no real reason. This makes the worker bees disappointed in the powers that be!
russell j. rutke February 14, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Those who chose this guy, should also be reviewed for competency. Three months and gone? Golden parachute? Great, modernized hospital, with so much upside. This CEO matter sure takes the luster off PCH.
Melissa Gula February 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM
The saddest part is as of right now, none of the hospital employees has been told. We only know because of reading about it in Newspapers!
Larry February 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Listen, I was there the other day with my wife she is Diabetic, she went there with me for 3- tests. We got there at 9am, she was fasting to have Blood drawn, keep in mind she is Diabetic, we waited and waited, it was 10:20AM still waiting, I didn't want my wife to have her Blood-Sugar Crash,I asked the woman at the desk how much longer and explained my wife's situation she said (7) MORE PEOPLE I SAID WHAT!! What's going on she said everyone was working. I took her for her other tests then returned at 11:45am. She had her Blood Work done, I asked her how many nurses were taking BLOOD, she said only (1), person, I SAID ONLY 1 NURSE!!! This process in the old part of PALOS HOSPITAL use to only take minutes as you can plainly see they are cutting staff. I mean to wait that long to have BLOOD DRAWN is ridiculous especially when you have diabetes. The building, addition looks terrific, to bad that the service isn't adequate is that the trade-off???
russell j. rutke February 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Larry-Emergency room for blood tests? Or hospital test lab? I get blood tests fast, next day analysis, at High Tech, in Palos Heights. Need the results same day? Your wife's MD gets the results first, right? Why is blood testing necessary to be done at the hospital?
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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