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New Fallout At Upstate After Resignation

New Fallout At Upstate After Resignation
Posted November 8th, 2013 @ 5:14pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ A day after the president of a state-run medical center said he'll resign amid an investigation of his finances, New York officials say they'll review contracts between the institution and one of its contractors.

The State University of New York said earlier this week it is investigating compensation promised by a contractor to Dr. David Smith, the president of Upstate Medical University.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Friday that his office will audit a $22 million contract for MedBest Medical Management Inc. to provide technical support for the Syracuse hospital's electronic records system.

Smith said Thursday he'll resign and is cooperating with SUNY's probe. A letter from SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher obtained by the Albany Times Union says that includes $350,000 he has in a MedBest deferred compensation plan.

MedBest said nobody was available Friday to comment.

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