St. John’s Hospital Files Suit Over Nurse Recruitment Flap
St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica has filed a lawsuit against a former human resources executive and a United Kingdom-based nurse recruiter over alleged fraud, bribery and unfair business practices. St. John's alleges that the recruiter received $700,000 to provide 105 nurses, who never arrived for work, and paid $128,000 in bribes to the former St. John's official. The defendants have denied the allegations.
- "St. John's in Court Fight Over Failed Nurse Recruitment Effort" (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 1/25).