Hadassah Medical Center is preparing to lay off some 200 doctors, nurses, administrative, maintenance and clerical workers this month, and its parent organization may this summer begin pumping in perhaps more than $10 million as the hospital continues struggling for its very survival, The Jewish Week has learned.
The hospital is now bracing for a threatened employee strike once the layoffs are announced.
PricewaterhouseCoopers hired to consult on drastic cuts to Hadassah Medical Center as it faces $58 million in losses.
In a move to save the financially crippled world-renowned Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, its parent organization secretly gave it a $10 million cash infusion last summer, The Jewish Week has learned.
Both the current and immediate past presidents of Hadassah have been cleared of allegations that they used organizational assets for personal use.
A committee of the board of directors of Hadassah, together with an outside attorney, Dan Kurtz of the firm Skadden Arps, concluded that no allegation was supported by the facts, according to an Hadassah statement.