To the CMC Community,

I’m pleased to share with you that CMC’s Board of Trustees has selected a highly-respected and
experienced firm to conduct the independent external review announced last month.

Horty Springer & Mattern is nationally known for providing legal services and advice to hospitals and health systems for more than 50 years. They offer extensive experience on issues of compliance, credentialing, and peer review. Their team works regularly with boards, administrations, and medical staffs.

CMC has issued a press release detailing this process. It includes more information about HortySpringer and the review, as well as thoughts from CMC Board Chair Tim Riley and Medical Staff President Dr. Patricia Furey.

HortySpringer will have access to whatever resources they need in order to do a thorough and truly
independent review. If you are asked to speak with a reviewer, I encourage you be open and honest,
just like you would with a surveyor from DNV or The Joint Commission.

I welcome Horty Springer’s work, report and recommendations. We are a high-quality organization that values continuous improvement and going through this process will only make us stronger.

Thank you for your continued support and for staying committed, every day, to our patients and

— Alex Walker
President & CEO, Catholic Medical Center