Leathers additionally stated the choice to put off workers was a tough one.
“Our colleagues are the best asset we’ve got as a company,” he stated. “We’re grateful to all our colleagues at Memorial Well being System for his or her continued dedication to our sufferers and our communities throughout these difficult instances.”
Final month, the operator of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital introduced it was chopping 10% of its workforce for a similar purpose.
Springfield-based Hospital Sisters Health System stated the reductions could be throughout its Illinois and Wisconsin properties affecting 15 hospitals and two Illinois-based doctor teams, Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants and HSHS Medical Group.
Earlier within the yr, HSHS carried out furloughs and government pay reductions to offset the lack of income from elective procedures. Whereas officers stated a majority of the furlough employees had been returning, some non-clinical workers members weren’t being recalled.