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Not long after reinstatement, MCMC's Woldt resigns

SLAYTON -- Less than a month after physician's assistant Dan Woldt was reinstated after being on administrative leave for two months, the Murray County Medical Center has approved his resignation.

After opening the regular meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Bob Moline read a prepared statement noting that the Murray County Medical Center Board Personnel Committee had a conference call with its attorneys after they had received a letter from Woldt's lawyer.

"Dan has resigned his position from the Murray County Medical Center dated 4-17-2013," Moline said. "With that, he would like to be released from him 90-day notice period, and at this meeting we will take an act on that."

Prior to the approval of the agenda, a motion was made by board member Lynne Johnson to entertain discussion from the public during the meeting.

"I would like to make a motion to entertain the idea to allow public comment, whether it be the hospital side or the public side," Johnson said. "And I've been asked by both sides if they could speak."

After asking three times for a second, the motion died on the floor in spite of vocal encouragement and protests from members in the audience.

During the personnel report, the letter written by Woldt's attorney was distributed to the board. Moline said the letter was sent to the hospital board's attorney "stating his wishes" regarding his resignation.

"What Dan is asking for is an immediate release of his 90-day agreement," Moline said.

The motion to release Woldt from the 90-day notice period and accept his resignation was carried unanimously with no discussion from the board.

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Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at
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