Quantcast

Mercy Hospital System Layoffs of 300 Employees Could Come as E - KOAM TV 7

Mercy Hospital System Layoffs of 300 Employees Could Come as Early as Monday

Updated:
Layoffs coming in June Layoffs coming in June



Mercy Hospital layoffs could be coming sooner than expected for some in Joplin.
Mercy announced at the beginning of the month that it would layoff 200 to 300 employees across its system which includes 7 states. 
But a  Mercy worker tells KOAM that Monday is when layoffs will take effect and some departments will be eliminated, including some with  the Mercy Technology Services Department.
A statement from Mercy in Joplin where the new hospital is still under construction, and a temporary one still operates indicates consolidation of support services.  Mercy points to reimbursement reductions from govngovernment commercial payers and the lack of medicaid expansion in the states it serves.  
 Direct patient care areas won't be affected.  
A local  mercy spokeswoman says  the heaviest layoffs will come in Springfield and St. Louis.
An employee tells us a reason given for the layoffs is that there are duplicate services across the ministry.

Here is the complete statement give by Mercy in Joplin to the media upon request:

Like all health care providers, Mercy is managing the impact of market changes, including reimbursement reductions from government and commercial payers, lack of Medicaid expansion in most of the states we serve and declining inpatient utilization. We have been expecting and preparing for these changes for several years and have made tremendous progress in redesigning the health delivery system to meet evolving needs. As part of our transformation, we have consolidated many non-patient care support services to streamline how we work and achieve greater efficiencies. We are in the process of further reorganizing our support services across all Mercy communities and anticipate reductions in that workforce ranging from 200 to 300 positions later this month. Departments affected are in support functions; direct patient care areas are not affected. Mercy is committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality, safety and service as we undertake these changes. We recognize the impact of these workforce reductions on our co-workers and our transition plan will reflect our commitment to dignity and compassion. Mercy's total workforce is approximately 40,000 across seven states.



  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:28:02 GMT

    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

    More >>

    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

    More >>
  • Worker is Electrocuted and Injured in Southeast Kansas

    Worker is Electrocuted and Injured in Southeast Kansas

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:57:29 GMT

    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is working an accident on Highway 66 east of Riverton, Kansas. According to Sheriff Groves, a road construction worker from KDOT was taken to a Joplin hospital with what he believes to be non-life threatening injuries after being electrocuted today (June 22, 2018). Both lanes of traffic are closed while Empire crews make sure the area is safe. The Cherokee County EMS and Galena Fire Department are also on scene. KDOT is working on an ...

    More >>

    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is working an accident on Highway 66 east of Riverton, Kansas. According to Sheriff Groves, a road construction worker from KDOT was taken to a Joplin hospital with what he believes to be non-life threatening injuries after being electrocuted today (June 22, 2018). Both lanes of traffic are closed while Empire crews make sure the area is safe. The Cherokee County EMS and Galena Fire Department are also on scene. KDOT is working on an ...

    More >>
  • Child Advocacy Center to Get New Facility

    Child Advocacy Center to Get New Facility

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:46:31 GMT

    Workers level the ground on a piece of property that will change hundreds of kids' lives "We staff all of the child abuse and molestation cases in Ottawa County. We prosecute them through the district attorney's office" says Leslie Bissell, the director of the Child Advocacy Center of Ottawa County.  The current facility is about 800 square feet. The new facility will be around 2,800 feet which they anticipate will help with the growing case load.  "...

    More >>

    Workers level the ground on a piece of property that will change hundreds of kids' lives "We staff all of the child abuse and molestation cases in Ottawa County. We prosecute them through the district attorney's office" says Leslie Bissell, the director of the Child Advocacy Center of Ottawa County.  The current facility is about 800 square feet. The new facility will be around 2,800 feet which they anticipate will help with the growing case load.  "...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.