22 hospitals laying off furloughed workers

More than 260 hospitals in the U.S. furloughed workers this spring to help balance out financial losses associated to the COVID-19 pandemic..

Alia Paavola –
Friday, September 11th, 2020

Now, several of those hospitals have actually been required to lay off furloughed workers completely. Here are 22 of them:.

1. Cape Cod Healthcare (Hyannis, Mass.). Cape Cod Healthcare furloughed 595 employees in May due to decreased patient volumes and financial losses connected to the pandemic. On Aug. 28, the health system announced that it had remembered 477 of the 595 furloughed employees, and 118 will be laid off.

2. Cape Fear Valley Health (Fayetteville, N.C.). The health system furloughed 783 staff members this spring to help offset financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic. As of late July, Cape Fear Valley Health had restored 721 furloughed staff members and the staying 62 employees were laid off, according to the health system.

3. Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, N.H.). In April, the health center furloughed 423 employees after canceling elective procedures to save personnel and materials for COVID-19 clients. It also reduced hours for 914 other staff members..

The health center furloughed 575 employees on April 26 and has because brought back all however 60 staff members. We are deeply grateful for their contributions to Childrens Mercy and the clients and families they have served,” a June 22 letter to workers read.

In April, about 175 of the medical centers 850 employees were affected by salary reductions, lowered hours or unsettled leave. Almost half of the layoffs are employees on unpaid leave. Other positions that have stayed open or unfilled at this time have likewise been gotten rid of, however have actually not affected current employees.

In late July, the medical facility permanently laid off 50 furloughed employees, in addition to another 21 employees who werent on furlough..

6. Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Erlanger Health System stated in March it was implementing a cost-reduction plan that included furloughs and pay reductions for leadership..

The health system ended its furloughs June 22, but had to lay off 93 employees who were formerly furloughed across the health system, a representative verified to Beckers Sept. 2..

7. Evangelical Community Hospital (Lewisburg, Pa.). In March, Evangelical Community Hospital furloughed 250 employees, consisting of 173 complete or part-time staff members and 77 daily staff members. Nine part-time and full staff members were laid off and seven full and part-time staff members retired. As of Sept. 8, 155 full and part-time workers have actually been remembered and the daily employees are used as required, a hospital representative stated..

All furloughed workers unaffected by the layoffs went back to work Aug. 3, Halifax informed Beckers..

In April, the health system furloughed nearly 400 personnel members and required all nonclinical staff take one day off per week. In July, Halifax laid off 95 of the furloughed workers.

9. Hillcrest HealthCare System (Tulsa, Okla.). Hillcrest HealthCare System said in April it would furlough 600 staff members for up to 90 days. The furloughs affected about 9 percent of personnel and were an outcome of a decline in regular and elective treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic..

A medical facility spokesperson told Beckers Sept. 1: “We made the hard decision to lower staffing in some locations across our system as part of a tactical restructuring due to the devastating effect from COVID-19. While the reduction represents less than 1 percent of our workforce, it does not make the decision any less impactful or tough to those group members affected.”.

10. Medical Facility Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.). Healthcare Facility Sisters Health System furloughed a part of its personnel in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, the health system revealed plans to reduce its workforce by 10 percent. The decreases include a few of those who were furloughed.

In early April, Lawrence General placed 8 percent of its staff, or 160 employees, on a four-week furlough. The hospital informed Beckers Sept. 2 that the safety-net center had to extend the furloughs for 4 more weeks to address the volume dip and subsequent revenue loss attributed to the pandemic. Many of the furloughed employees returned to work June 15, 10 furloughed positions were removed, and a few employees remained on furlough till July 15.

12. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.). The healthcare facility furloughed 32 percent of its employee in April, impacting 603 employees. Since Aug. 31, 512 employees had actually returned, 34 stayed furloughed and 57 were terminated, a healthcare facility agent informed Beckers Sept. 1.

13. Maury Regional Health (Columbia, Tenn.). Maury Regional Health implemented two rounds of furloughs this spring that impacted 414 staff members; the preliminary impacted 340 staff members. Of the 414 staff members affected, 287 employee were recalled to work, and 127 workers were laid off, a medical facility representative told Beckers Sept. 2.

14. Mid-Columbia Medical Center (Dalles, Ore.). The medical center started furloughing employees May 3, mainly from affected departments that were not seeing a lot of clients. A Mid-Columbia Medical Center representative told Beckers the medical center has actually brought back all of its furloughed personnel members, except for those who worked within its medspa services, which have been closed due to financial instability.

15. Melissa Memorial Hospital (Holyoke, Colo.). Melissa Memorial Hospital, a 15-bed vital access healthcare facility with about 100 employees, positioned 19 employees on furlough this spring due to a reduction in volume amid the pandemic. The health center had a layered method to cost decrease, as some employees were on minimized hours or furloughed, and managers offered to take pay cuts..

The system put 349 employees on full furlough and 376 employees on partial furlough. As of Sept. 3, 15 staff members stay on complete furlough, 2 stay on partial furlough, and 19 worker positions were eliminated, according to a healthcare facility spokesperson.

St. Lawrence Health System (Potsdam, N.Y). The three-hospital system temporarily furloughed 427 workers in April.

North Bend Medical Center this spring furloughed 130 employees. According to John Burles, North Bend Medical Center CEO, most of the furloughed workers have been called back to work, but about 30 did not return.

Cathy Harshbarger, BSN, Registered Nurse, the hospitals CEO, confirmed with Beckers that due to reorganizing to react to the pandemic, 8 staff members were laid off, and the staying employees were reminded work. Terminated workers were used a severance bundle.

19. Thomas Health (South Charleston, W.Va.). Thomas Health, which had 1,663 employees at the start of the pandemic, furloughed 584 of those team member..

Trinity Health, a 92-hospital system, implemented furloughs across its network. At its Michigan healthcare facilities, 2,500 staff members were furloughed this spring, while an undisclosed number of employees were furloughed at Trinity Health of New England. In July, the health system said it would lay off and decrease work schedules of 1,000 staff members.

Due to attrition and reorganization, the health system brought back all but 80 workers, a Thomas Health representative told Beckers Sept. 2. “Since then, we have actually already hired 50 brand-new full-time employees,” the spokesperson added.

21. University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus (Topeka). The University of Kansas Health System in April laid off 29 employees and furloughed 235. In mid-June, the health system reorganized and combined some services and laid off 33 employees to manage the result of COVID-19. The 33 affected staff members represent about 2.3 percent of the healthcare facilitys workforce, and many had already been put on furlough.

22. UW Medicine revealed furloughs of roughly 1,500 non-union and professional personnel members and 4,000 union staff members in May.

As of late July, Cape Fear Valley Health had brought back 721 furloughed staff members and the remaining 62 workers were laid off, according to the health system.

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At its Michigan hospitals, 2,500 staff members were furloughed this spring, while an undisclosed number of employees were furloughed at Trinity Health of New England.

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In March, Evangelical Community Hospital furloughed 250 staff members, consisting of 173 part-time or full workers and 77 per diem employees. The system put 349 employees on complete furlough and 376 workers on partial furlough. As of Sept. 3, 15 workers remain on full furlough, two stay on partial furlough, and 19 worker positions were eliminated, according to a healthcare facility representative.