(Queen’s Park) Dr. Chris Mazza, the former CEO of the province’s embattled Ornge air ambulance service surfaced this week in the emergency unit of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The hospital experienced a shortage of emergency doctors over the past few months and launched an aggressive recruiting plan to bridge the gap. One of the applicants was the disgraced former Ornge CEO, Chris Mazza, who was fired along with his Board of Directors following revelations of gross mismanagement and the siphoning of millions of health care dollars into a web of private sector companies.
“How can the Minister justify this offensive disrespect for the front line staff of Ornge who suffered under this tyrant, the patients whose lives were put at risk and the taxpayers who were ripped off by his fraudulent schemes,” Klees asked Health Minister Deb Matthews.
The Minister response that the hiring of doctors is up to the hospitals did not satisfy Klees.
“Based on that response, I have to call into question the competency of the Chief of Staff who hired this man,” said Klees. “And even more so, I question the competency of this minister who allowed it to happen.”
“Apart from the obvious irreparable harm Mazza has done to our air ambulance service, he has destroyed the lives of many innocent people who had the misfortune of working under his tyranny.”
“Chris Mazza should be in jail, not back on the payroll of the Ministry of Health.”
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The health minister is under pressure to stop disgraced Ornge CEO from working at a hospital. Paul Bliss on the PC reaction
CTV Toronto: Disgraced Ornge CEO working again By Paul Bliss Nov 27 2013 Video Link HerePaul Bliss has details on former Ornge CEO Chris Mazza working in the emergency room at a hospital in Thunder Bay