|Dr. Ricard Gutiérrez Martí|
The matter came to light after another doctor denounced the foundation for this and other alleged fraudulent episodes and mismanagement, among other things.
|The historical Sant Pau Hospital|
Sant Pau was divided into two foundations in 1991, one of which managed the hospital itself, and the other managing its enormous estate of over 1,200 properties received from donations and wills over its five centuries of existence. A third section was added shortly after to take care of research.
Dr.Gutiérrez is a 'heavyweight' in the public health system of Catalonia and Spain, according to El País. He is presently Vice-President of the Medical Collegiate Organization, representing the College of Physicians of Catalonia. He is also a professor of Health Management at the Doctor Robert Foundation, which is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has held important posts at the Health Ministry, the Council of Barcelona and the Spanish Red Cross. He will be called by the court to make a statement next week.