Skip to comments.Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money (Up to 400 positions)
Posted on 11/19/2012 1:42:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning.
The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system's 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
The first wave of employees affected by the "labor expense reduction" portion of the initiative received their notices Friday, said Lewis. The next wave of downsizing will happen after the first of the year.
The non-profit health network also will reduce positions through attrition of the workforce and by not filling any new positions, Lewis said.
Other aspects of the cost restructuring include eliminating "admirable but not sustainable" programs, streamlining some health-care delivery systems and supplies, and delaying capital spending...
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Well, the Pres. said he was going to hire 10,000 Math teachers. So I guess it could be a blessing, they could get a job teaching math...
Do you hear that sucking sound??? (((*** PING ***)))
Thank you ObamaCareless.
“Other aspects of the cost restructuring include eliminating “admirable but not sustainable” programs...”
They just can’t bring themselves to say “bad idea”.
They are “bad ideas” in a business sense, but many not-for-profit health systems report “community benefit” expenses and contributions, which are typically benefits to the community that do not relate to core operations.
More importantly, entire hospital departments lose money every year but the organization deems those efforts worthy of the attention. The costs are covered by high-margin departments. A hospital may decide to eliminate entire services or outsource them just to cut the expense. I think that’s what they mean by admirable but not sustainable.
From here, it seems to be North, from DC .................................................... FRegards
If they can say, “would you like fries with that burger?” politely with a smile, I’m sure they will be picked up pretty quickly.
Unfortunately, most Americans don't realize how the government can kill a good thing.