Nassau comptroller: NUMC wasted millions in taxpayer money

The Nassau County comptroller is claiming one of Long Island's biggest hospitals may have been wasting millions in taxpayer dollars.The claim comes following an audit

WOODBURY - The Nassau County comptroller is claiming one of Long Island's biggest hospitals may have been wasting millions in taxpayer dollars.

The claim comes following an audit of Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC), the corporation that runs Nassau University Medical Center.

Nassau Comptroller George Maragos says the audit found 14 major errors.

Maragos says the audit found billing errors that resulted in a loss of up to $6.5 million, $4 million in contract awards without competitive billing, excessive overtime paid to non-medical employees and unauthorized vehicles allowed to receive fuel, and that NHCC overcharged Nassau County more than $47,000 for termination pay.

In a statement, NHCC says, "The figures cited by the comptroller's office are expressed as so-called "charges", which dramatically overstate the amount of revenue which potentially could have been collected. We disagree with many of the comptroller's findings."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

According to police, a nearby resident found the 1 Police: Body of young man found in Massapequa Preserve
The LIRR said on its social media that 2 Evening rush difficult on LIRR after Amtrak derailment
Sayville-based political consultant Michael Dawidziak says the bill's 3 Failure of GOP health bill may take toll on Trump administration
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the 4 Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss
John Aniano was convicted in December of several 5 Man gets max sentence after killing Lynbrook couple in 2015 crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE