Printer Friendly

HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES STAFF REDUCTIONS

 HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES STAFF REDUCTIONS
 DETROIT, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a corporate-wide strategy


aimed at reducing costs to ensure financial stability, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) has taken steps to reduce its work force. The cutbacks follow a hiring freeze, some program cuts, reduction in overhead, improved utilization of in-house resources and tighter control of outside expenses that have helped to offset changes in the health care industry and the continued depressed economy.
 During the last month, HFHS has announced layoffs at its corporate offices. Similar reductions have taken place at Cottage Hospital, Wyandotte Hospital and Medical Center, Kingswood Hospital, and Henry Ford Hospital as well as the Metro Medical Group and the Henry Ford Medical Group, which combined operate 32 outpatient medical centers throughout Southeastern Michigan.
 More than 500 open, unfilled positions systemwide have been eliminated. However, less than 2 percent of the HFHS work force, which currently employs more than 14,000 people, have been notified that their positions have been eliminated. In addition, approximately 50 percent of those employed whose positions were eliminated have been placed in open positions throughout the system.
 "Patient care will not be affected," said Gail Warden, HFHS president and chief executive officer. "This process, while painful, will position HFHS for continued financial viability and an emphasis on quality patient care and improved utilization of our employees. While we will have a leaner organization, we will be more focused on our objectives."
 Specific factors contributing to the need for reductions include the steady decline of reimbursements, an increasing level of indigent care, increasing pharmaceutical costs and reduced patient volume, according to Warden.
 All employees affected by the reductions will be eligible for jobs elsewhere throughout HFHS for which they are qualified. A Career Transition Center has been developed for affected employees to provide counseling and job placement assistance both within and outside the system.
 -0- 12/5/91
 /CONTACT: Doreen Buckland, Shelly Bagdady, or Diana Leone, 313-876-2882, all of Henry Ford Health System/ CO: Henry Ford Health System ST: Michigan IN: HEA SU: PER


PS -- NY109 -- 9919 12/05/91 18:58 EST
COPYRIGHT 1991 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1991 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Dec 5, 1991
Words:354
Previous Article:MSR EXPLORATION LTD. ANNOUNCES REVENUES
Next Article:MICHIGAN OTC CHANGES, PROVIDED BY FIRST OF MICHIGAN CORP., TODAY: DEC. 5, 1991
Topics:


Related Articles
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES NEARLY $14 MILLION IN GIFTS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM'S GAIL L. WARDEN NAMED 'CEO OF THE YEAR'
BEAUMONT HOSPITAL TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY CARE PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED BY BLUES, HENRY FORD AND MERCY
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY HEALTH CARE PRESENTS FIRST ANNUAL QUALITY HEALTH CARE AWARD
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM AND HORIZON HEALTH SYSTEM AGREE TO INTEGRATION TALKS
HORIZON HEALTH SYSTEM TO JOIN HENRY FORD
NEW DIALYSIS CENTER OPENS IN NORTHWEST DETROIT
HORIZON HEALTH SYSTEM AFFILIATES WITH HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM
University, Health Care Industry Leader Form Alliance To Change Nursing Practice

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters