By Ilene MacDonald
As the leaders of healthcare organizations, executives must set the moral compass at their facilities and inspire their teams to improve quality care in their communities.
But some leaders fail miserably in this mission, destroying their hospitals' finances, reputation, and community trust and goodwill.
Since we last published our list of execs behaving badly, more healthcare leaders have engaged in fraud and abuse, ranging from contractor kickbacks to secret slush funds. This year's list features 10 executives who, in the last 12 months, were accused or found guilty of healthcare fraud and abuse with an emphasis on financial misdeeds.
Click on a name (they appear in alphabetical order) in the numbered list below or navigate using the "next" button to learn more about what landed these 10 execs in hot water--and/or jail--this year.