Mercyhealth fires vice president suspected in $3 million fraud with vendor

Mercyhealth has terminated one of its vice presidents, Barb Bortner, after the Janesville-based health care group said it learned Bortner was involved in a $3 million fraudulent invoice and kickback scheme with a vendor.

In an internal memo obtained by The Gazette on Monday, Mercyhealth CEO Javon Bea wrote that it is with “great sadness and disappointment” that Mercyhealth Vice President Barb Bortner has been fired.

Mercyhealth as of Monday hadn’t offered specific details behind the firing, but Bea wrote in the letter that Mercyhealth officials suspect Bortner is responsible for “improper” and fraudulent arrangements and services with an unnamed vendor.

Source: Mercyhealth fires vice president suspected in $3 million fraud with vendor / Milton Courier

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