Luis board clarifies Senate testimony on pay raises given to hospital workers

ST. CROIX - The Luis Hospital board on Friday released a statement aimed at clarifying when and what it knew about pay raises and retroactive pay that hospital executives gave out, saying members wanted to "clarify some misperceptions that were portrayed" during a Senate committee meeting this week.

"I did not feel that the chairman accurately portrayed the actions of the board," said Kim Jones, who sent out the press release on behalf of the board, including board chairman Dr. Anthony Ricketts. "There was confusion, especially with regards to the knowledge of the board, and with regards to the approval of the board. And the hospital board, the current board as it stands, did not approve any of those raises or any of the retro."

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