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United CEO in Hospital


By Jennifer Keiper, WLS News

(CHICAGO) United CEO Oscar Munoz is in a Chicago hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack.  No word on his condition.

United says Munoz’s family tells them that the 56-year old CEO was admitted yesterday and the company is respecting their privacy.

Just last month, Oscar Munoz was appointed to the CEO position telling reporters that – even with management changes at United over the last couple of years, “We’re really not that unstable.  Clearly, there has been organizational changes and operational and systems issues and all that but we made significant progress over the past few years – and certainly this year and we also have a very, very actively involved board made up of members – several whom have a lot of industry experience,” said Munoz.

Munoz replaced Jeff Smisek in September.  Smisek has been one of the targets of a probe into improprieties with the authority that runs airports in the New York area.

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