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EPHC CEO on 30-day leave

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1, with three items on the agenda: hold a public employee performance review of the CEO; public employee discipline and appoint an acting CEO.

The meeting, which lasted several hours, resulted in a 30-day leave for the health district’s chief executive officer, Todd Plimpton.

Jayne O’Flanagan, the health care district’s human resources director, issued the following statement Oct. 2: “Todd Plimpton is starting a thirty day leave of absence today. While he is away I have assumed the role of Acting CEO. As always, HR does not share the reason for an individual’s leave. We expect Todd back at the end of the month.”

Plimpton has served as CEO of the health care district since Jan. 3 of this year.

Prior to his arrival at EPHC, he was an attorney and Senior Partner at Belanger & Plimpton in Lovelock, Nevada. He specialized in representing local and state governmental services, including critical access hospitals, school districts and fire departments. He also has served as public defender for several counties.

Plimpton was a registered lobbyist for 14 years, where he represented the interests of hospitals and school districts, among others. In addition, he was general counsel for two critical access hospitals in northern Nevada — Pershing General Hospital and Battle Mountain General Hospital.

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