The Hardest Cuts of All

Bush, Haydn
March 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2009, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p41
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of economic downturn on hospitals in the U.S. Several large hospital systems announced significant cuts including Crozer-Keystone Health System. Beaumont Hospitals announced layoffs that ultimately will reduce 500 full-time positions. It has eliminated open positions and relied on retirements and reassignments to reduce its workforce. Meanwhile, hospitals that have been able to avoid workforce reductions are bracing for a period of prolonged financial difficulty.


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