Methodist Hospital loses 21 jobs

Methodist Hosp. loses 21 jobs

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - 21 positions at Methodist Hospital have been cut.

Employees were notified early Thursday.

A statement for CEO Linda White says:

"Today, Methodist Health had a reduction in force, and 21 positions out of 955 were eliminated, effective today.

Methodist has been challenged with its financials; in the last 3 months of 2019, we lost more than $3 million.

Expenses have exceeded revenues, and while this situation is not unique--as many small hospitals are struggling—it is also not sustainable.

Eliminating jobs is something that no leader of any organization wants to do. In a labor-intense environment, labor costs are carefully reviewed. We are determining how to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Going forward, Methodist staff and leadership will work together to continue to build on improvements that have been made, to further enhance quality and safety, and to build patient confidence in the care provided at Methodist Health."

After the loss of these jobs, 934 positions remain at the hospital. But White did not specify what type of jobs were cut.

Moving forward, White says that they will continue to build on improvements to enhance quality care, and to build patient confidence.

In September of 2018, the health organization announced an affiliation between Methodist Hospital and Deaconess Health System.

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