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Is your hospital or other healthcare workplace having Coronavirus-related layoffs?

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Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Is your hospital or other healthcare workplace having Coronavirus-related layoffs?

  1. 1. Is your hospital or other healthcare workplace having Coronavirus-related layoffs?

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I work for a state university-affiliated psych hospital. A month or so ago, our CNO has mentioned in an email that because of COVID-related revenue losses some employees would face furloughs but it wouldn't affect the nursing department so far.

I joined the public employees' union and signed the petition for hazard pay for state workers. However, here in Texas, state revenues (from oil, gas, and sales taxes) have been devastated, and the state is paying out many times more than it normally does in unemployment. Plus, under our state constitution we can't have deficit spending (must maintain a balanced budget), and new taxes are a non-starter because businesses and families already got hit hard by Coronavirus. So it looks like state layoffs are likely.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

No layoffs, although there were many redeployed while we were not running elective surgeries. They were part of the thermal screening process or were assigned other work. There were some who volunteered to take low census time using PTO.

Still at a loss of revenue, but there are no plans to do layoffs. Instead, we will not be getting raises this year (still getting our bonus, and they're going to pay it early).

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

At my facility in Texas as well as others in the same area, there haven't been official furloughs in nursing but there have been temporary official cutback in hours. Some places are losing one shift per pay period, some are losing 25% of their hours per pay period, etc.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

15% staff furloughed at one health system in 5 county Philly PA area due to no elective surgery, reduced need for home health Physical Therapist since hip/knee replacements not performed.

Area just restarting elective surgery this week.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Philadelphia Inquirer 6/16/20 news:

Philly area Tower Health System is cutting 1,000 jobs as coronavirus losses mount

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Tower Health announced Tuesday that it is cutting 1,000 jobs, or about 8% of its workforce, citing the loss of $212 million in revenue through May because of coronavirus restrictions on non-urgent care.

Fast-growing Tower had already furloughed at least 1,000 employees in April. It’s not clear how much overlap there is between the furloughed employees, some of whom had returned to work, and the people who are now losing their jobs permanently. Tower employs 12,355, including part-timers....

https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/tower-health-hospital-layoffs-covid-19-20200616.html

The COVID-19 rush never came to rural Pennsylvania, and empty hospitals are feeling the losses

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...Statewide, COVID-related hospital losses could exceed $10 billion, according to a recent report from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). Even with an expected $3.1 billion from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HAP said, the losses could still exceed $7 billion.

"Among hospitals large and small, and in every part of the state, preparing for and responding to COVID-19 has brought tremendous financial strain across the board,” Andy Carter, HAP’s president and CEO, said in a statement....

https://www.inquirer.com/news/rural-covid-coronavirus-pennsylvania-virus-hospital-health-20200616.html