Amen to that, Ben....I’ve been cancer free for 21 years —because of the fine staff at Cleveland Clinic. I sure do hope that this is temporary —but I fear for our health care system.
People from all over the world head there for their treatments —crippling blow, indeed!
The Cleveland Clinic released the following statement:
To prepare for healthcare reform, Cleveland Clinic is transforming the way care is delivered to patients. Over the past several years, we have had an ongoing focus on driving efficiencies, lowering costs, reducing duplication in services and enhancing quality to make healthcare affordable to patients.
Although we have made progress, we need to further reduce costs to the organization by $330 million in 2014. We are carefully evaluating all aspects of our system to accomplish this. Some of the initiatives include offering early retirement to 3,000 eligible employees, reducing operational costs, stricter review of filling vacant positions, and lastly workforce reductions.
Through these changing times, we are focused on providing the highest quality of care to our patients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
let’s face it.....we’re a third rate banana republic and our marvelous health care is just another victim of the creep..