WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Metro Health employee who sued the hospital last year has agreed to pay the hospital $1 million to settle a countersuit.
The former employee, Laura Sacha-Staskiewicz, initially sued Metro in the spring of 2015, saying that she was fired for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing linked to a planned sale of the hospital that has since fallen through.
According to a Tuesday release from the hospital, she eventually gave up those claims without a settlement.
Metro had countersued Staskiewicz for “damages caused by her release of confidential and misleading information about the organization.” It says she admitted her misconduct and agreed to pay $1 million to the hospital.
A Kent County judge approved that agreement last month.