Charlotte Observer, April 17, 2013
Randall Kelley, president and chief executive officer of Gastonia-based CaroMont Health, has been fired after coming under criticism for his management style and a new "Cheat Death" tagline, it was announced Tuesday. The action came following a lengthy board of directors' called meeting Monday night that stretched from 5 p.m. until after 11 p.m. Directors met in a closed session and in open session voted 8-2 to terminate Kelley's contract. One member abstained. Douglas Luckett, CaroMont executive vice president, operational integration & chief operating officer, was named interim CEO.