Thursday, May 25, 2006

Head of Caritas Christi Forced to Resign

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and the leadership of the region's Catholic health care system early this morning forced the resignation of the hospitals' president, Dr. Robert M. Haddad, over allegations that he had sexually harassed several women.

At around 1:30 a.m., after a five-hour meeting of the hospital's board of governors, the archdiocese said that Haddad had resigned from the positions of president and chief executive of Caritas Christi Health Care System.

The archdiocese said that the hospital's board had voted to fire Haddad but offered him ten month's of salary and benefits if he resigned instead. His compensation is believed to be worth more than $1 million a year.
O'Malley called the events that led to Haddad's departure "very unfortunate and serious."

"Our actions this evening recognize that all complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly," O'Malley said this morning.

Read the rest of the article here.
(Boston Globe)

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