War of words over Taiwan hospital departures escalates

Hospital chairwoman and former steering committee chief trade accusations

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/14
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A war of words over the mass departure of staff from Chang

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Chairwoman Diana Wang. (By Central News Agency)

Gung Memorial Hospital (長庚醫院) escalated Friday with a former senior doctor and the tycoon’s daughter who chairs the institution blasting each other.

Lee Shih-tseng (李石增), a former chief of the hospital’s steering committee, held a news conference for the first time where he accused Chang Gung Chairwoman Diana Wang (王瑞慧), a daughter of late Formosa Plastics founder Y.C. Wang (王永慶), of having turned him into a scapegoat and of having sacrificed him in order to safeguard her own position.

Later Friday, Wang struck back by denying the allegations, saying she had always respected the steering committee’s decisions and not interfered.

The conflict emerged in June, when physicians at the emergency department of the hospital’s branch in Linkou, New Taipei City, resigned en masse. The mutiny was the result of the department’s two most senior officials being relieved of their duties by Lee.    [FULL  STORY]

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