Today BHS announced the layoff of 57 positions and 10 furloughed positions.
Positions impacted are across the entire health system and include the
pending closure of BMH's skilled nursing facility, or Transitional
Care Facility. In addition, approximately 60 vacant positions have been
eliminated and will not be filled.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed severe stress on hospital and health
system’s finances across the U.S., including BHS. Increased costs
have combined with severely decreased revenues, resulting in BHS losing
tens of millions of dollars over the past several months.
BHS seeks to support and has been in regular contact with its elected officials
at the state and federal level. BHS is doing its part to assure that members
of Congress understand the financial devastation that Covid-19 has caused
almost all hospitals and health systems, including Butler Health System,
and its 2 hospitals, Butler Memorial Hospital and Clarion Hospital.