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University of Maryland Medical System CEO resigns amid controversy over Pugh book deal, no-bid contracts

University of Maryland Medical System CEO resigns amid controversy over Pugh book deal, no-bid contracts

Robert A. Chrencik resigned Friday as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, his long tenure at the hospital network ending amid the controversy surrounding accusations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting.

“Today the Board of Directors and I received and accepted Mr. Chrencik’s resignation from UMMS, effective immediately,” Acting CEO John W. Ashworth said. “This action is an important step in moving the Health System forward during this critical time and we remain focused on delivering exceptional, safe, quality health care across Maryland. We thank Mr. Chrencik for his leadership, service and commitment during his 35 years of executive employment at...

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