Exclusive: Hadassah CEO offered doctors $100,000 in February to prevent resignation

Two of the resigning doctors said they were offered a research grant of $100,000 to stay at Hadassah, but rejected it and chose to resign along with seven others.
Prof. Zeev Rotstein Photo credit: Hadas Porush, Flash 90/Channel 2 News

Prof. Zeev Rotstein, the CEO of the Hadassah Medical Center, offered two of his doctors at the hematology-oncology department a $100,000 grant each four months ago, in order to prevent their resignation, Channel 2 News reported exclusively on Thursday.

The two doctors, Dr. Mira Harit and Dr. Iris Fried, rejected the offer and resigned from the hospital along with seven other doctors, in a move that ignited the ongoing crisis. They now claim the offer was meant to divide between them and the other doctors.

The hospital said in a statement, "The interpretation of Prof. Rotstein's goodwill back in February as an attempt to 'bribe' doctors to stay is a blatant lie."

Earlier on Thursday, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced his decision to join the mediation team, led by former Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein.



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