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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30 am

The Nov. 14 article “Wyckoff Hospital sees improvement” contained several unanswered claims that should not have been published without a response from the person they targeted, former hospital President and CEO Rajiv Garg.

Garg is suing the hospital for alleged breach of his employment agreement and related alleged violations of labor law. He also is suing Wyckoff Board Chairman Gary Goffner and President Ramon Rodriguez for alleged defamation. The lawsuits were not mentioned in the article.

The law firm representing Garg said that statements made about him by a hospital employee in the article were “false, misleading and defamatory.” The same person had alleged corruption on Garg’s part two years ago, the firm said, but after the Kings County District Attorney’s Office empaneled a grand jury to look at the allegations, it found the charges to be unsubstantiated.

Further, Garg’s financial management of the hospital was not “screwed up,” as the source said, as demonstrated by tax records. And he was not dismissed from his post, but asked to step down by some board members.

We regret the errors and omissions.

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