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JGH confirms actions taken in relation to conflicts of interest

Montreal, April 2, 2014 – The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is responding to a Radio Canada / CBC news report that aired tonight alleging former employees were involved in conflicts of interest and questionable invoicing.

The JGH is aware of, and takes these allegations very seriously. As soon as these allegations were brought to its attention last fall the JGH acted without delay, launching an independent, in-depth investigation, notifying all appropriate authorities including the Quebec Provincial Police (UPAC) and dealing with the issues in question. The invoices referred to in the above mentioned news reports were actually identified months ago by the investigation commenced by the hospital. The JGH requested and has already obtained full reimbursement.

“It is part of the JGH culture to be open and forthcoming, and the hospital is cooperating fully with authorities,” says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, JGH Executive Director. “The hospital is sparing no effort in preserving the high standards of excellence and ethics that have always guided it and will honour the trust placed upon it by its patient, staff, donors, community and all Quebecers.” “Anyone who has acted improperly will be held fully accountable,” added Dr. Rosenberg.


For more information:

Glenn J. Nashen, Director
Stephanie Malley, Communications Manager
Public Affairs and Communications
Jewish General Hospital
Tel.: 514-340-8222 ext. 2494