Caromont Health announced a decision Tuesday to part ways with its CEO.
For days, doctors and staff at the Gaston County Hospital have made complaints about administration.
The hospital's board met for hours Monday night about some of those concerns from staff and made the decision to part ways with CEO Randy Kelley after the meeting.
A recent letter sent by two doctors to the hospital board claimed that physicians are often "threatened with termination" and feel alienated. The letter claims the atmosphere led to the departure of every single hospitalist on staff.
One hospital board member, Donny Loftis, couldn't go into detail about the decision, but told Eyewitness News it was a positive move.
"I think it's a step in the right direction. Over the last 10 days, we have been inundated with information and things the board needs to hear," said Loftis.
Some patients and commissioners said they hoped the controversy and recent decision would bring positive change.
"We want to partner with them and provide the greatest health care possible to our community," said Chad Brown, a Gaston County commissioner.
A spokeswoman from the hospital declined to do an interview Tuesday, but said it would on Wednesday. A spokeswoman said the hospitalists who resigned did so in protest, because the hospital hired a private firm to come and manage the program.