‘This is not what we had envisioned’: 200 Iowa hospital employees face furloughs, mandatory leave

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The Iowa medical facility will furlough 48 workers, including 30 who will be on partial furlough. In addition, 157 employee and those in leadership functions will be needed to take paid or unpaid leave. It is uncertain the number of the 157 personnel members will be on overdue leave..

The workforce decision will impact 6 percent of the hospitals staff members..

Alia Paavola –
Monday, October 12th, 2020

Mercy Medical Center President and CEO Tim Charles said the labor force strategy is anticipated to be momentary.

Citing the monetary headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Mercy Medical Center will position more than 200 staff members on furlough or required leave, according to The Gazette.

The Iowa health center will furlough 48 workers, consisting of 30 who will be on partial furlough. In addition, 157 personnel members and those in leadership functions will be required to take paid or unsettled leave. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020.

” This is an extremely hard decision,” Mr. Charles informed The Gazette. “This is not what we had pictured for this year but, regrettably, its something we and so lots of healthcare facilities are facing today.”.

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