Thirty-one employees at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have been fired in relation to “irregularities in some employee health benefit claims,” spokesperson Leslie Shepherd said.
The irregularities were discovered during a routine audit, and approximately $200,000 worth of claims were found to be in breach of the hospital’s code of conduct.
“The hospital takes its role as custodian of the public trust very seriously,” the emailed statement continued. “St. Michael’s has a strict policy for its health benefits plan. We are continuing to work with Sun Life, our benefits administrator, to ensure a thorough investigation. To maintain the integrity of that review, we won’t be releasing any further details at this time.”
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