DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is calling for an investigation into Loretto Hospital and its officials after hospital officials reportedly provided COVID-19 vaccinations to ineligible patients with business and political ties to prominent members of its leadership, including ineligible employees from Trump Tower.
“It is a shame that once again we find an organization, stacked with political insiders in its leadership, at the center of another scandal,” Moylan said. “These officials and Loretto Hospital have a mission to safeguard public health by following the vaccination plan, but instead they are granting favors to their friends who do not meet the qualifications.”
Moylan’s comments come after state Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, resigned in protest from the Board of Trustees for Loretto Hospital in the wake of the controversy. Ford is quoted as saying that Loretto officials involved should face “harsh reprimands” and that “It’s critical that consequences are more transparent.”
“Representative Ford did the right thing, the noble thing, by resigning from the board, and I commend him for it.” Moylan stated. “Heads have got to roll here. Not only did these officials misappropriate vaccines which should have been going to the people who need them most, but the city has now taken away their vaccine supply robbing their community of a valuable vaccination site.”
Loretto Hospital’s board met over the issue last week and promised to develop a corrective action plan for CEO George Miller and Dr. Anosh Ahmed, the two officials at the center of the controversy. The board decided not to issue any further statement.
“I am calling on the Attorney General and the Office of the Inspector General to form an independent investigation into this matter,” Moylan said. “Loretto Hospital is a safety net hospital that receives millions of state and federal dollars per year. A comprehensive forensic audit is necessary to ease the concerns of the public and ensure that any misconduct is appropriately identified and penalized.”
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