Du­bin out at Jack­son in Mi­ami

Modern Healthcare - - Late News - Joe Carl­son

Jack­son Health Sys­tem, Mi­ami, re­moved its in­terim chief re­struc­tur­ing of­fi­cer af­ter news me­dia pointed out to hospi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tors that the of­fi­cer, Barry Du­bin, was named as In­di­vid­ual A in an al­leged crim­i­nal con­spir­acy in Chicago.

Jack­son Health Pres­i­dent and CEO Eneida Roldan said she asked turn­around con­sult­ing firm Qor­val, Naples, Fla., to re­move Du­bin from the $200,000-a-month turn­around team af­ter she learned that Du­bin was the chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer for a Chicago win­dow man­u­fac­turer whose CEO was jailed on $10 mil­lion bond in Septem­ber for al­legedly fleec­ing the com­pany.

Crim­i­nal court records filed against for­mer Repub­lic Win­dows and Doors CEO Richard Gill­man say he con­spired with his COO—named only as “In­di­vid­ual A” in the doc­u­ment—and an­other com­pany of­fi­cial to steal the in­dus­trial man­u­fac­turer’s equip­ment and fraud­u­lently start a new busi­ness without Repub­lic’s $10 mil­lion in bank debt or its 200 em­ploy­ees.

“An­tic­i­pat­ing the eco­nomic demise of Repub­lic, Gill­man and In­di­vid­u­als A and B for­mu­lated and ex­e­cuted a scheme to de­fraud Repub­lic’s debtors and its em­ploy­ees, en­rich­ing them­selves in the process,” Cook County, Ill., pros­e­cu­tors wrote in a Sept. 10 le­gal doc­u­ment lay­ing out their ev­i­dence against Gill­man.

Du­bin has not com­mented on the al­le­ga­tions, and has not been charged with any wrong­do­ing. Qor­val Manag­ing Part­ner James Malone said Du­bin does not dis­pute that he is In­di­vid­ual A, but said he has been work­ing with the pros­e­cu­tors and has been asked not to talk pub­licly about the case.

“The rea­son they used Per­son A and Per­son B is to pro­tect the in­no­cent. Now for him to be im­pugned at the cen­ter of it seems to me to be un­fair,” Malone said. Af­ter the news broke on Thurs­day, “I asked him straight up, ‘What the hell is this?’ He said, ‘Jim, I never knew about it, I was never a sig­na­tor on any­thing, I knew noth­ing.’ ”

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