Westchester Medical Center financial woes keep piling up

More information has surfaced about the distribution of monies that were allotted to get the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla out of the red.

The Westchester County Health Care Corp., governing body of the hospital, sought out the assistance of Pitts Management, a firm that specializes in rescuing hospitals that are financially strapped. As contract proceedings went forward, for the first 90 days the firm was paid $375,000 and thereafter $325,000 a month. To date, the hospital has given the company which was suppose to help bring them out of the red more than $7 million.

Wednesday, hospital officials reported Joseph Pisani, a top level administrator at the medical center was fired amid a Medicaid scandal at a Staten Island hospital. Hospital staffers say the source of the trouble at the medical center is top officials, like Pisani, who are paid a $480,000 salary. However, Richard Berman who serves as head of the hospital board confirms Pitts Management has "breathed new life" into the hospital while turning up a series of problems and has also hired 18 employees.

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