In an interview for a previous article, Ameen said while the hospital board of trustees is aware of the proceedings, it is hospital management that makes the final decision with insight from medical staff.
Kraff disputes this, saying he thinks the board should have more authority.
"It's ultimately the decision of the board I would think," he said, "if it's like any community hospital I'm familiar with. The administration answers to the board as ultimately everybody does. The community owns the hospital but the board represents the owners. I hope they give it more consideration."
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.