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Hadassah CEO Rotstein steps down

Prof. Zeev Rotstein, CEO of Hadassah Hospital attends a conference of the Israeli Television News Company in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prof. Zeev Rotstein, CEO of Hadassah Hospital attends a conference of the Israeli Television News Company in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The CEO of the Hadassah Medical Organization, Prof. Zeev Rotstein, resigns.

Rotstein, who faced being fired, announced earlier this month he would step down.

He will be replaced by Yoram Weiss on an interim basis, until a new CEO is chosen.

Rotstein was summoned for a dismissal hearing after five tumultuous years in which he repeatedly sparred with numerous officials in the hospitals under his management.

During his tenure, he became embroiled in conflicts with the medical organization’s owners and board of directors, Finance Ministry officials, senior doctors and hospital employees. In one case, all the doctors in the pediatric hematology and oncology department quit over a dispute with Rotstein.

Rotstein’s conduct drew criticism, including over his alleged facilitation of VIP treatment for various officials, including top Hasidic figures when the ultra-Orthodox Knesset member Yaakov Litzman was health minister.

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