The longtime president and chief executive officer of the Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County has announced he is stepping down. Matthew Gutwein, who has served in the role since 2003, says he is resigning effective September 30.

Our partners at WIBC report the announcement comes three weeks after the Indianapolis Star revealed a secret settlement between HHC and American Senior Communities, which operates 90 agency-owned nursing homes in 52 Indiana cities.

The publication reported two top ASC executives and three other men pleaded guilty to federal charges of inflating bills to swindle the agency out of millions of dollars.

“After more than 18 deeply rewarding years, it is time for a new leader to build upon our achievements and continue this critically important work for the residents of Marion County. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role,” said Gutwein.

HHC is comprised of Eskenazi Health, Eskenazi Health Foundation, Marion County Public Health Department, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service, HHC Division of Long Term Care, Eskenazi Medical Group and Lions Insurance Company.

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