Dr. Jeff Hansen was placed on suspension Nov. 27 while the PVHC Medical Executive Committee investigated the matter, according to information previously provided by PVHC chief executive officer Bill Patten. Hansen did not return to his practice following his suspension; the exact date of his resignation was not disclosed.
In January, Patten said he couldn’t provide more information about the reason for the suspension. He said the issue could be forwarded to the PVHC Board for a fair hearing process, “a very detailed and specific series of steps that are taken to assure that Dr. Hansen has the opportunity to respond to any of the specific issues” and to respond to the Medical Executive Committee’s recommendation.”
If such a hearing took place, it happened during an executive session of the board that was closed to the public. Patten declined to answer other questions, citing the advice of the organization’s attorney, and Hansen could not be reached for comment.
Dr. William Jarvis continues to provide orthopedic care for patients at Powell Valley Healthcare.
Patten said last week that the board and Jarvis “would like to let the dust settle a bit before we recruit a second orthopedic surgeon.
“It’s good not to rush in, to take time to think about what makes sense,” he said.