Harrison Medical Center President & CEO Scott Bosch announced that the organization would eliminate leadership and staff positions across all areas over the next six to eight weeks. “At this time we don’t have a final number,” says Bosch, “but we’re phasing our approach to assure that patient services will remain unaffected."
Bosch started at the executive level by eliminating three positions: one vice president and two executive assistant positions. Two leadership positions were also cut this week.
The organization will also freeze all executive, director, and manager salaries for next fiscal year, representing a savings of more than $350,000.
The decision to trim the organization is being fueled by five key external and internal forces:
The economic crisis plays a role, but, nonetheless, we must change explains Bosch. “We must adjust our costs accordingly to continue to produce an adequate operating margin. This will enable us to continue to provide needed capital for equipment and facilities, as well as funds for future operations, services enhancements, and investments in our staff.”
The most painful part of all this is the human cost, Bosch says. “We’re affecting people, and I care deeply about each one. I promise that those who leave will be treated equitably.”