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A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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While CRNA's being layed off in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia area hospitals also cutting back non-clinical staff. As a former Trinity Health employee, I received email from Trinity Michigan hospitals to come work there as RN , special need for ICU/ED positions. Karen

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

ABC News

Marc Levy

April 4th, 2020

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Tens of thousands of U.S. medical workers are suddenly out of work as casualties of measures to prioritize coronavirus patients at hospitals and of the economic troubles the crisis is creating

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.

Even as hospitals scrounge for professionals from the industry to treat the burgeoning numbers of people with COVID-19, others are on the sidelines as elective procedures, diagnostics and appointments are canceled or postponed.

For instance, many nurse anesthetists in Pennsylvania have been laid off, even though they are particularly critical to the coronavirus response because they can help intubate patients and manage them on ventilators.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/mounting-casualty-coronavirus-crisis-health-care-jobs-69976882?cid=clicksource_4380645_12_heads_posts_headlines_hed

Philly-area hospitals furlough employees as coronavirus prep depletes revenue

Philadelphia Inquirer

by Ellie Rushing and Jason Laughlin, Updated: April 3, 2020

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...Among the nonclinical workers at risk are those at Trinity Health’s Mid-Atlantic System, which operates five hospitals in the Pennsylvania suburbs and has announced an intention to furlough staff. Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J., asked nonclinical workers to volunteer for layoffs. Bayada Home Health Care of Moorestown, N.J., is temporarily furloughing 3% of its work force, all of it people in administrative and managerial roles, even as it seeks to hire clinical-care personnel, a spokesperson said...

So many non-emergency procedures and surgeries have been placed on hold to prepare for the expected surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital systems don’t need the workforce they required just weeks ago, and they don’t have the revenue. So the hospitals are sending layoff and furlough notices to staff that normally would be kept busy....

“North of 50% of the work they do and the payment they get from insurance companies and government is supporting work that they’ve canceled,” said Andy Carter, president and chief executive of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/hospital-layoff-coronavirus-staff-covid-19-furlough-trinity-bayada-temple-shore-pottstown-20200403.html

Trinity Health Michigan to furlough 2,500, cut executive pay due to COVID-19

Modern Healthcare

April 1, 2000

Jay Greene

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Trinity Health Michigan will furlough about 2,500 employees and cut executive pay as it deals with the financial impact from coronavirus on its eight hospitals, medical centers and other healthcare facilities in Michigan.

Another 1,500 of the Catholic healthcare company's approximately 28,000 staff and employees in Michigan will be redeployed to other jobs as required to address effects the coronavirus disease is having on the health system's workforce, Casalou said.

The Michigan branch of the Livonia-based health system announced the plan Wednesday to address the financial impact from coronavirus on its eight hospitals, medical centers and other healthcare facilities in Michigan, said Rob Casalou, its Michigan market president....

About 83 senior executives in Trinity Michigan will take a temporary base pay reduction ranging from 15% to 25%, effective next week, with the more senior people taking a higher percentage reduction, Casalou said.

"Management should lead by example for the sacrifices made by all dealing with this crisis," said Casalou, adding that Trinity Health national CEO Michael Slubowski will take 50% decrease in base pay....

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/hospital-systems/trinity-health-michigan-furlough-2500-cut-executive-pay-due-covid-19

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Naturally Brilliant has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Very informative. Thank you, Karen, for posting these articles.

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Never in 30+ years have I worried about making my mortgage payment...until now.

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On 4/5/2020 at 4:35 AM, Wuzzie said:

Never in 30+ years have I worried about making my mortgage payment...until now.

I'm so sorry. 

This really should not be a thing. This is the wealthiest nation on the planet. This government could fix that for the working classes. 

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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On 4/4/2020 at 10:14 PM, NRSKarenRN said:

While CRNA's being layed off in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia area hospitals also cutting back non-clinical staff. As a former Trinity Health employee, I received email from Trinity Michigan hospitals to come work there as RN , special need for ICU/ED positions. Karen

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

ABC News

Marc Levy

April 4th, 2020

Philly-area hospitals furlough employees as coronavirus prep depletes revenue

Philadelphia Inquirer

by Ellie Rushing and Jason Laughlin, Updated: April 3, 2020

Trinity Health Michigan to furlough 2,500, cut executive pay due to COVID-19

Modern Healthcare

April 1, 2000

Jay Greene

Not knowing much about it it seems to me the hospitals may be doing the best they can under the circumstance. I hope there is unemployment insurance for laid off or furloughed workers.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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PA provides for unemployment for laid off and furloughed workers. Federal Cares act adds $600/wk extra; PA extended benefits for 39 weeks.

PA Federal CARES Act: https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/default.aspx

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