Keyword: Mike Gowder

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Michael Gowder

Michael Gowder was among six staffers at the 45-bed hospital arrested in February as part of a longstanding prescription drug scheme. Police said Gowder accepted thousands of prescriptions for pain medications. One doctor charged alongside Gowder wrote 15,000 prescriptions for oxycodone over a three year span.
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Special report: 11 notorious healthcare leaders in 2016

As the people at the top of healthcare organizations, executives are expected to be a positive example for employees and inspire staff to work up to their full potential. Easier said than done for some, as there are execs at hospitals and health systems, health insurance companies, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies who tarnish their reputation and standing within the community. We've rounded the misdeeds and misadventures of 11 healthcare leaders in this special report.