- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A former University of Michigan hospital executive has sued the Board of Regents, saying she was fired because of a study about the treatment of black people in the hospital system.

Dr. Carmen Green, the former leader of the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, says she presented the study to hospital system officials in December 2014. MLive reports the study showed that staff disproportionately reached for the phone to call security when black visitors or patients became emotional in emergency rooms, intensive care waiting rooms or surgical waiting rooms.

University officials say Green’s dismissal in January 2015 had nothing to do with that study, but rather an assessment that claimed Green bullied co-workers and had leadership deficiencies.

Green is seeking in excess of $500,000 for the loss of her position, attorney fees and emotional distress.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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