- Rich Klein
COMPANY CEO INVESTIGATED OVER COVID-19 VACCINE USE HAS TIES TO WOODBOURNE SHUL & LOCAL OFFICIALS
ParCare Community Health Network CEO Gary Schlesinger, whose company is under investigation by the state for alleged illegal use of the Covid-19 vaccine, attends a shul in Woodbourne and is connected on Facebook to County Clerk Russell Reeves and County Legislator Joe Perrello.
On Linkedin, he’s connected to Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and former Thompson Supervisor Tony Cellini.
Local political operative Abe Rosenberg is one of the nearly 5,000 followers of Schlesinger on Twitter as is Abe Eisner, president of Camp HASC in Parksville.
The ParCare CEO ‘s connections on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin read like a Who’s Who in New York State government and beyond.
On Saturday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement:
"The State Department of Health has been made aware of reports that Parcare Community Health Network, an Orange County provider, may have fraudulently obtained COVID-19 vaccine, transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and diverted it to members of the public - contrary to the state's plan to administer it first to frontline healthcare workers, as well as nursing home residents and staffers. We take this very seriously and DOH will be assisting State Police in a criminal investigation into this matter. Anyone found to have knowingly participated in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
Early Sunday, ParCare responded with its own statement: “During these unprecedented times, we have striven to provide critical healthcare services and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to those qualified to receive them under the New York State Department of Health's guidelines which includes frontline healthcare workers and first responders. Parcare Community Health Network has a long history of partnering with the City of New York to provide vital healthcare services to New Yorkers who need them most - including providing COVID-19 testing.
“As we actively cooperate with the New York State Department of Health on this matter, we will continue to perform top-quality healthcare services to help New York come out of this pandemic.” DEVELOPING