28 March 2023 |
The Ohio attorney general’s office has received complaints that former Kettering Health CEO Fred Manchur and former Kettering Health Board chair Dave Weigley, current president of the Columbia Union Conference, were allegedly involved in using charitable funds inappropriately.
According to WHIOTV7 News, the complaints against them were as follows:
Manchur and Weigley have been accused of using charitable funds to do things such as expense trips and pay the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to move to Dayton. Manchur is also accused of using funds to remodel his home in Kettering.
In a second complaint filed by someone claiming to have firsthand knowledge and to be in communication with others who have firsthand knowledge of how business was conducted, Manchur was accused of making decisions without bringing the topics to the Board of Directors. Such decisions include the recent decision to rebrand the network and the appointment of his son, Richard Manchur, as the President of Kettering Health Dayton.
“This did not go through board approval,” the complaint read.
Additionally, Manchur was accused of having the chief financial officer “hide true finances at board meetings, not allowing true financials to be shown.” Board minutes were allegedly “manipulated” to look like some things went through to voting process.
The complaint also accuses Manchur of purchasing property “without board approval” and continuing to build “when the company is operating in the red.”
Kettering Health released an organizational statement to WHIOTV News responding to the story:
“In recent months, we became aware of allegations of impropriety at Kettering Health. The allegations do not involve the Kettering Health Foundation, and our investigation confirmed the same. As an organization, we remain committed to integrity and improvement and our goal remains to ensure that Kettering Health delivers every day on our mission to provide the highest quality care to the patients and communities we serve.”
Manchur retired from his position on December 31, 2022. Weigley is believed to have stepped down from his role as chair earlier this year.