LARNED — Kansas has launched an audit of a state mental hospital’s finances a day after the announcement that its chief financial officer no longer was affiliated with the site.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Larned State Hospital’s superintendent and special counsel announced David Fender’s departure Monday in an email to staff. Fender was hired last year.
A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Angela de Rocha, declined to discuss reason’s for Fender’s departure, calling it a private personnel matter.
De Rocha said Tuesday that though the department has “no reason to believe anything is amiss” at Larned, the agency’s internal auditing unit is scrutinizing the hospital’s finances.