Booth out; Fischer new CEO

Health care authority CEO resigns, is arrested twice in two days

Following a closed session of the Escambia County (Ala.) Healthcare Authority Tuesday afternoon, Stephen Fischer was appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer following a week that saw former CEO Jeffrey Quentin Booth placed on paid administrative leave, followed by his resignation and then Booth being arrested twice: Friday and Saturday.

Booth, 59, a resident of Dadeville, Ala., had served as the health care authority's CEO since April, 2021. Earlier last week Booth was placed on paid administrative leave. He submitted his letter of resignation to the board last Thursday.

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