SANTA ANA, Calif.
— Valley Health Systems, the state’s largest health system that has been embroiled in a dispute over its high-cost health care plans, has removed its CEO and is investigating allegations that a top executive used his position to push the company’s employees to take part in a campaign of intimidation and harassment.
Valley President Chris Stoehr issued the news Tuesday afternoon.
Valleia Health Systems said in a statement that it is reviewing the allegations.
Val leia Health System is a unit of Valley Health Systems that includes two counties and includes 2.5 million employees.
It operates in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.
Stoeh did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.
Val-Leia, a unit within Valley Health systems, operates a statewide health care system that includes Santa Clara County and Santa Barbara counties.
It is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and includes Santa Barbara, Livermore, Tuolumne, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.