During Tuesday night's hospital board meeting Julie Ward submitted her resignation as CEO of Northeastern Health System Sequoyah (NHS) and it was accepted in executive session.
Charges were filed against Ward and her husband Robert Ward in March for knowingly concealing stolen property. The charges were filed after investigators questioned the couple about a stolen Kubota tractor that was located on their property. The couple was questioned separately and gave conflicting stories. The tractor had been stolen in February from Muskogee County.
Both of the Wards are scheduled to appear for preliminary hearings at 9 a.m. June 18 before Special District Judge Matt Orendorff.
KXMX News Staff
For more news stories stay tuned to The MIX 105.1 or visit www.kxmx.com