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Oak Valley Hospital sued over foundation firing
Modesto Bee

The former executive director of the Oak Valley Hospital Foundation is suing the public hospital district and its former chief executive officer, alleging wrongful termination, breach of contract and defamation. Amy Thompson alleges that she was fired because she campaigned on behalf of three challengers running for the district’s board of directors in the November 2010 election. The challengers — Dan Cummins, Wendell Chun and Louise Sanders — ran on a platform that was critical of then-CEO John Friel.