Jewish General audit underway

Posted By: Claude Beaulieu · 1/17/2013 3:20:00 PM

The Jewish General Hospital is being audited by Montreal's Regional Health Agency following the hospital's return to budget deficits.

But the Jewish General says it asked for the audit itself in hopes of settling its financial woes once and for all. The hospital is staring into the abyss of an 18-million dollar deficit, which it blames on a year-over-year increase in the number of patients it must treat. The hospital's financial director Laurent Ziri says the Health Agency, responsible for coordinating health care on the island, hasn't acounted for that increased pressure on the Jewish General's resources.

The audit should be ready by early march.

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