Arthur Porter, the controversial former president and chief executive officer of Detroit Medical Center, will lead five-hospital McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, the system announced. Porter, 47, will join the Canadian system April 5 after going through a language-immersion program to improve his French. He left DMC in October 2003 after securing a $50 million government bailout for the struggling inner-city system. The bailout followed Porter's threat to close two hospitals and lay off 1,000 employees unless DMC received more government aid for charity care. DMC has lost nearly $500 million over the past five years. -- by Mark Taylor
Former DMC chief Porter to head Canadian system
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