Thomas is out at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Bernadette Thomas, the Martha's Vineyard Hospital chief operating officer, has resigned. - File photo

Updated January 22

Bernadette Thomas, one of top managers at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, is out.

On Friday afternoon, the hospital issued a statement saying that chief operating officer Bernadette Thomas has resigned. The announcement comes five days after The Times first asked hospital officials about her status.

“Bernadette Thomas, our COO, has informed me she will be resigning from her position as of Jan. 22, 2019,” CEO Denise Schepici said in the statement released late Friday afternoon. “I want to thank her for the time she has been with us. I wish her and her family all the best in the future.”

Thomas could not be immediately reached for comment.

On Tuesday, Katrina Delgadillo, a spokesman for the hospital, clarified that the hospital’s chief operating officer is on par with other senior leadership positions at the hospital.

Updated to clarify hospital’s hierarchy. -Ed.



  1. I demand an explanation. We the people have a right to know the reasons for the separation. CEO’s firing subordinates at will is outrageous. We have enough of this with the President. No one should be fired and everyone deserves a good paying job. Ok you say it was a resignation but we know better that it was a firing.

  2. It would be nice to know that there is a reason for turnovers especially with the hospital but if I wanted to know I would join the hospital or friend someone who works there.
    People get fired and not everyone deserves a good paying job.
    A lot of people do not have job security or great pay.

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