Obstetrician Sues Pennsylvania Hospital's Former CEO For Defamation

An obstetrician formerly employed by Ohio Valley General Hospital in McKees Rocks, Penn., is suing the hospital's former president and CEO for defamation, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

Paul M. Zubritzky, MD, filed a suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. It claims former CEO William F. Provenzano sent a memo to department directors saying Dr. Zubritzky had been suspended and banned from the hospital. Dr. Zubritzky says Mr. Provenzano did not follow proper suspension procedures and interfered with his practice.

Dr. Zubritzky's suit seeks a jury trial and relief in excess of $25,000. It also charges two counts of intentional interference with contractual relations, defamation, negligence and fraud.

Mr. Provenzano says he expects the suit to be thrown out in Common Pleas Court, according to the report.

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report on Ohio Valley General Hospital.

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