Dr. Tom Stewart, former CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System, will be entitled to a large severance after being fired following a Caribbean holiday.
“St. Joseph’s Health System and Dr. Thomas Stewart have parted ways on a without cause basis. His requested vacation was Board approved,” said a statement from board chair sister Anne Anderson.
“All terms of Dr. Stewart’s contract will be upheld by both parties.”
His contract entitles him to a severance package of over $1 million if he’s fired without cause.
Stewart had travelled to the Dominican Republic in December, despite public health guidance asking people to avoid non-essential travel.
Winnie Doyle has been appointed interim president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System, effective Jan. 18.