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Landstuhl hospital commander reinstated after investigation rejects mismanagement claims

Col. Timothy Hudson, commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, sits at his desk Friday after being reinstated following the completion of a three-month investigation, which found no mismanagement or inappropriate behavior.

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By WILL MORRIS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 15, 2018

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center was reinstated Friday after a three-month investigation determined that complaints against him of mismanagement and inappropriate behavior were unfounded, Army officials said.

All of the complaints against Col. Timothy Hudson were baseless, said Gino Mattorano, spokesman for Regional Health Command Europe.

Hudson, who took command of the Army’s largest hospital in Europe a year ago, was reinstated immediately after an announcement to hospital staff at a morning meeting.

In the complaint, Hudson was accused of mismanaging civilian personnel at LRMC and of mishandling the hospital’s civilian employee incentive awards process, which involves monetary awards and time off for outstanding job performance. Hudson was also alleged to have engaged in “inappropriate behavior” at an unofficial after-hours function.

The complaint came from a “concerned citizen,” not someone directly affected by the allegations, Mattorano said.

“Essentially what we are talking about is one complaint,” Mattorano said. “The accusations came from outside LRMC and the Regional Medical Command.”

Brig. Gen. Ronald T. Stephens, commander of Regional Health Command Europe, reinstated Hudson on the basis of the recommendation of the investigators. He said he had “complete confidence” in Hudson’s ability to lead.

“I look forward to working with him as LRMC maintains a ready medical force while ensuring that service members across Europe are medically ready to accomplish their mission,” Stephens said.

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