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More resignations from Maryland hospital system’s board

March 19, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors have stepped down following revelations that about a third of the panel has received compensation through the network’s contracts with their businesses.

Board chairman Stephen Burch announced Tuesday that he’s accepted the resignations of members John Dillon and Robert Pevenstein. He’s also asked four other members whose businesses have relationships with the medical system to go on voluntary leaves “while we thoroughly review our governance practices.”

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the system’s board Monday, days after it came to light that the hospital network had purchased her self-published children’s books for years.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland lawmakers are demanding answers from the UMMS about board members’ financial dealings with the system.