Friday, June 12, 2009
"It's the ECONObama Stupid"
Survived another meeting this morning. It was with the medical center board of directors where they explain what business decisions have been made and relate it to the department chiefs of the medical staff. The long and short of it is that as there has been such an increase in self pay and medicaid patients, the hospital is going broke. They had been waiting it out but with the prospect of the proposed healthcare changes, expected impact of the taxing healthcare benefits and it larger government re-embursement they dont think they can make it. So, they are cutting 500 jobs across the medical system. Becuase many of the jobs are mandated by various regulations, the cuts will be in the clinical/nursing staff. So essentially, there will be cuts in the people who actually take care of patients, not in the paperwork pushers. Its the ECONObama!