Mercy Exec Quits In Wake Of Laser Pointer Flap
Marie Glancy of Ladue, Mercy Health System's Chief Advocacy Officer, was in the Busch Stadium suite Monday night where Creve Coeur teenager Eric Bogard allegedly disrupted play with a laser pointer.
This news item is updated Friday, August, 10.
Marie Glancy, an executive with Mercy Health Systems who was in the hospital's Busch Stadium luxury box Monday when a teenager allegedly used a laser pointer and pointed it at the field of play, has resigned.
Glancy had served as the company's Chief Advocacy Officer, working out of the hospital chain's Chesterfield headquarters.
Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur was arrested Monday after Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny seemingly caught the teenager red-handed after using a laser pointer during the Cardinals game against the San Francisco Giants.
Bogard was charged Wednesday and faces fines and the possibility of jail time for the municipal offenses.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a woman in the suite was uncooperative with authorities during their investigation, and didn't rule out the possibility the woman could be charged.
In an internal memo to employees released Friday Morning, Lynn Britton, President & CEO of Mercy Health Systems said:
I am writing today to announce that Marie Glancy has resigned her position as chief advocacy officer for Mercy. I appreciate Marie stepping up with this action, and in light of the incident at the Cardinals stadium on Monday evening, I agree that it is the right course of action.
It is my strong belief that we have a tremendous responsibility to the communities we serve. We must hold ourselves to the high standards that have characterized our ministry. It is my goal that Mercy will continue to be defined by principled leadership.
Marie has asked that I include her personal apology in this memo. It is attached below.
"I deeply regret the incident at the Cardinals game and my involvement in it. Much of my work in recent years has been to help tell Mercy’s story and to influence our ability to be a viable ministry in the community. That I would have been involved in shedding a negative light on Mercy is contrary to all I’ve worked for. I have chosen to leave my position with Mercy. It is my desire that Mercy – and I – have the opportunity to move forward and recover any damage from the incident." –Marie Glancy.
I am grateful for Marie’s contributions to Mercy and I know you will join me in wishing her every blessing in the future.
Lynn Britton, President & CEO.KSDK-TV was first to report news of Glancy's resignation.