Henryetta Hillcrest Hospital will see 20 percent of the staff affected by furloughs announced Monday by Hillcrest Healthcare.
hospital frontHillcrest CEO Kevin Gross said the measures include realignment of services, staff reassignments, reduction of hours, furloughs and pay reductions.
That will affect around 600 employees across the Hillcrest system. Furloughs are expected to last up to 90 days but some employees may be called back sooner based on need.
He said the human toll and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt by hospitals and health care providers across the country as resources are balanced to meet the needs of communities.
Hospitals have experienced significant declines in routine and elective procedures as patients adhere to “stay-at-home” directives and government mandates. That has impacted employees in numerous roles, including outpatient settings where patient volume or workload has decreased.
To maintain patient connections during this time of sheltering at home, providers are offering video visits, e-visits and tele-visits to patients in an effort to care for them in the safety of their homes.
For more information about making an appointment with a primary care physician or specialist, visit uticaparkclinic.com/e-visits or call 918-579-DOCS (3627) or for a cardiology appointment, please call Oklahoma Heart Institute at 918-592-0999.