Roughly half of furloughed MUSC employees called back to work

Like numerous other U.S. healthcare organizations, MUSC Health took numerous steps to assist offset monetary damage triggered by the pandemic. The system momentarily laid off about 900 workers, or about 5 percent of its labor force, in April.

MUSC Health, an eight-hospital system based in Charleston, S.C., has called back numerous staff members who were temporarily laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Post and Courier reports.

Now, 689 of the laid-off workers, or roughly half, have actually been called back to work, the paper reports.

The number of momentary layoffs eventually reached more than 1,300, including 249 employees within MUSC Physicians, according to The Post and Courier. No doctors were impacted.

MUSC Health is the medical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina. Other steps the system announced in April to help offset financial damage triggered by the pandemic consist of decreasing pay for salaried employees, postponing capital spending, reducing contractual services and transitioning 80 percent of ambulatory/outpatient sees to telehealth..

Kelly Gooch –
Monday, June 29th, 2020

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