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Cleveland Clinic To Layoff Workers Due To O-Care

From the NBC Cleveland affiliate, WKYC:

Layoffs coming to Cleveland Clinic in plan to reduce budget by $330 million

By Tom Beres | September 18, 2013

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic has told workers they will be laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of an overall, sweeping cost-reduction plan. Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove discussed the looming cuts and changes in a Wednesday morning all-employee meeting.

Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil denied circulating rumors that employees were told there would be 3,000 jobs cut. She said any layoffs will be part of a multi-year plan to cut $330 million from the Clinic’s budget.

The Clinic is the region’s largest employer with roughly 42,000 workers. Sheil said personnel represents 60 percent of the Clinic’s budget. She said early retirement would be offered to 3,000 eligible employees. Most vacant jobs are not being filled.

She attributed most of the budget reductions to looming changes accompanying the start of the Affordable Health Care Act.

Sheil said the Clinic had not made overall layoffs in the past 11 years. She declined to give a specific figure on how many jobs could be lost…

She added that any layoffs would be across the board, including doctors.

For the record, the Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit medical center. The Cleveland Clinic is currently regarded as one of the top four hospitals in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report. It was established in 1921 by four physicians for the purpose of providing patient care, research, and medical education.

It is currently of the largest private medical centers in the world. In 2009, the Cleveland Clinic saw more than 3,200,000 patients. Patients arrive at the Cleveland Clinic from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Or, at least they used to.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Cleveland Clinic To Layoff Workers Due To O-Care”

  1. canary

    O-Care can be found shopping at “Market Places” this October. Sounds like the chief medical staff in the IRS are ready with blanks on the forms to fill in your health provider or Market Place provider.

  2. canary

    Maybe it’s just the Cleveland Clinic employees inside Walmart stores in which many top notch private medical companies across the nation have invested into the Walmart Clinic.

    Never made sense to me if you have to wear a shirt and wear shoes in their stores why they encourage sick people to shop before or after their sick appointments.

  3. Jiffy Lube will take over drive-through Abortions. Stop & Go stores will take over drop-in Angioplasty. Wal-Mart will specialize in In-Store Cancer Treatments and Low Low Pricing Dialysis.

    United States Postal locations will add official dispensing of doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals to their daily routes and the IRS will be in charge of Licensing Physicians.

    US Army last seen helplessly turning in circles.

    • Roto-Rooter will be doing colonoscopies and arterial plaque removal and SOS steel wool pads for quick and easy home melanoma skin cancer removal.

      Playing doctor is no longer child’s play!

    • Petronius

      In California illegal aliens are demanding equal rights to perform abortions.

      Gov. Moonbeam is taking the proposal under active consideration.

  4. Petronius

    Apparently it is a Good Thing for the government to shut down the medical industry.

    But a Bad Thing if the people shut down the government.

    Is Liberalism a great ideology or what?!




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