Oregon hospital COO ousted after criminal history found

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A recently hired Oregon hospital chief operations officer no longer holds the job after hospital officials say they learned he had been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for wire fraud and false representation of a Social Security number.

The World reports Larry Butler Jr., who most recently held the COO position at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, had been convicted for defrauding the Louisiana Health Cooperative Inc. and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Louisiana.

Bay Area Hospital said the convictions did not show up during a background check and that they are conducting an audit of their systems to ensure that all private data has been maintained.

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