DALLAS (AP) — The interim chief executive officer of embattled Parkland Memorial Hospital is expected to be replaced by an ex-vice president of Tenet Healthcare.

The Dallas public hospital's contract with Dr. Thomas Royer expires Aug. 30.

The Dallas Morning News (dallasne.ws/Pkm2sm) reports Robert L. "Bob" Smith of Plano is in line to replace Royer. A formal hospital board vote was scheduled Wednesday.

Regulators are threatening to cut off essential federal funding unless Parkland makes systemic reforms by next April. Safety monitors earlier this year recommended improvements ranging from outpatient clinics to food services.

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