Former Yale Administrator Sues Over Firing

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Monday, October 22, 2012

A former top Yale administrator who oversaw medical billing has sued the university, charging that he was fired after more than 30 years because of his age.

Martin Donovan, 63, was the director of finance for the Yale Medical Group, the administrative, billing and collections arm for the School of Medicine before adding the position of administrator for the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, the lawsuit states.

Donovan worked in the Yale-New Haven Medical Center for 32 years, according to the lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court in New Haven. For the first 20 years, Donovan worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital, the suit shows. For the past 12 years, up until his termination, he worked for the Yale University School of Medicine, court papers show.

In his eight years as finance director, Donovan "played a significant role in turning the YMG organization from a deficit organization to one that operated with a surplus," court papers state.

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