Hadassah Hospital’s director general, Prof. Zeev Rothstein, announced his resignation this morning (Sunday), after it was first reported in Maariv last week that he had been invited to a pre-dismissal hearing, amid the ongoing conflict between him and the hospital’s board and management.
As mentioned, last week it was first reported that Rothstein was summoned to a pre-dismissal hearing. Sources at the hospital said that “it is no big secret that there has long been tension between the board of directors, the wives of Hadassah and Prof. Rothstein over the conduct of him.”
The sources added: “Beyond his extraordinary personality and the conflicts he has created with officials in the Treasury, there is a problem here at the end because we are responsible for the health of about a million people.”
They also say that “there were initiatives that the board learned from the press. I see the hospital’s role in providing the best health services and Rothstein had all sorts of great ideas perhaps for a private entrepreneur, but not at the expense of Hadassah’s public fund, which is supposed to service patients in Jerusalem.” .
“Against this background and against the background of many personal problems that were – such as his inability to work with people in and out of the system – we got into a situation that this is the case, and today we were sent a hearing letter before dismissal,” they added. Prof. Rothstein now preceded the plan for Petro and announced his resignation himself.